Private Screening of Robert Adanto's "Pearls On The Ocean Floor"


Private screening of Robert Adanto’s film Pearls on the Ocean Floor was held at the Executive Lounge @ Radisson Blu Old Mill Belgrade hotel, on 8th May @ 8pm.

Robert Adanto's Pearls on the Ocean Floor is a thought-provoking, feature-length documentary examining the lives and works of Iranian female artists living and working in and outside the Islamic Republic. This unflinching and incisive study, featuring interviews with art luminaries Shirin Neshat, Shadi Ghadirian, Parastou Forouhar and others, captures the uncertainty of this momentous time in Iran's history. Speaking with grace and honesty, these brave women express what is seldom seen in western media: unique individual perspectives regarding issues of identity, gender, and the role that art plays in challenging the traditional stereotypes often associated with women in Iran.

About the Filmmaker

Robert Adanto made his debut feature-length documentary in 2008 with "The Rising Tide", a film exploring China’s meteoric march towards the future via the works of some of the Middle Kingdom's most talented photographers and video artists, including the celebrated Wang Qingsong, Cao Fei, Xu Zhen, Yang Yong, Chen Qiulin, BirdHead, and O Zhang. Shot in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen in the summer of 2006, "The Rising Tide" captures the confusion and ambiguity that characterize the new China. WICN’s Mark Lynch wrote, “The rest of us better make an effort to grasp what their work is about, or get out of the way. An “eye-opener” in every sense of the word, if you are an artist, curator or art teacher be sure to catch this film.” At the moment hi is in Belgrade, filming documentary film "Born Just Now" about artist Marta Jovanović.

Shadi Ghadirian in Robert Adanto’s Pearls on the Ocean Floor