Persian Language and Literature in the department of Religious Studies shows an Iranian movie “Offside”.
Persian language learners and community of UCSB interested in Persian language and culture get together to watch an Iranian movie directed by Ja’far Panahi.
The movie is about a few girls masqueraded as males so they can slip into Tehran’s stadium to see a World Cup qualifying match. The ones who are caught and arrested are taken to a holding area and guarded by soldiers. One sympathetic soldier agrees to watch the game through a peephole and recount the action to the impatient fans. The film was shot in Iran but its screening was banned there.