Googoosh – Made of Fire

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Iranian superstar Googoosh, who was subject to decades of persecution at home, recounts her extraordinary 50-year career as a singer, actress and activist.

On stage since she was a toddler, Googoosh has been an icon of Iranian pop culture since the 1970s. Her progressive style and raw singing talent attracted worldwide acclaim and saw her performing alongside the likes of Tina Turner and Ray Charles. But the star´s career came to an abrupt halt after the Islamic Revolution, which banned women from singing in public. Googoosh was placed under house arrest, where she remained for the next two decades. Niloufar Taghizadeh´s documentary, which includes interviews with the charismatic singer (now in her seventies, but still performing and advocating for women and girls) and arresting archival footage, offers both a loving portrait of a national icon and a fascinating historical and cultural record of Iran.

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Googoosh – Made of Fire + Q&A
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Showroom - Channel 5 Screen 2
Q&A with director Niloufar Taghizadeh.
Googoosh – Made of Fire + Q&A
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Showroom - Screen 1
Q&A with director Niloufar Taghizadeh.

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