Arts preview: 'Ava'

Jim Fischer
Columbus Alive
Mahour Jabbari

From emerging filmmaker Sadaf Foroughi, “Ava” tells the story of a 16-year-old girl rebelling against Iran's social restrictions, as well as those of her own mother. Foroughi's first feature, based in part on her own experiences, is emboldened by her “strong and assured voice,” said Wexner Center Director of Film/Video Dave Filipi, crediting not only her storytelling but her directorial technique. The film is in Farsi with English subtitles.

Wexner Center for the Arts

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 20-21

1871 N. High St., Campus

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