A Dream That Came True? Part II

Rahaa Sepideh

A Dream That Came True? is an ongoing long-term project initiated in year 2016, with multiform media productions resulting from artistic investigation and research. The project brings together personal narrations of everyday life and of migration from perspective of women in Finland who have also Southwest Asian and North African roots (politically known as the Middle Eastern region). Project intends to challenge the preconceived stereotypical perceptions of the Middle Eastern women and their gender and cultural roles in Finland. The project aims to resist the accepted norms and conventions of Western societies and privileges the perspectives of these women instead of letting them to be only a side-track in their narratives. The project questions migration as a dream from perspective of the migrant women, with an aim to reflect on their lived experiences, different ways of being, socio-cultural adaptions, resistances and resilience while offering different narratives than the existing ones. In part II Hengameh R narrates her experiences, stories and thoughts on this subject.

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Original Title
A Dream That Came True? Part II
Finnish Title

Toteutunut unelma? osa II

English Title

A Dream That Came True? Part II

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Sepideh Rahaa (Author), Sepideh Rahaa (Cinematographer), Juho Laitinen (Composer), Sepideh Rahaa (Director), Sepideh Rahaa (Editor), Sepideh Rahaa (Script), Amirabbas Mohammadi (Sound Design), R Hengameh (Cast), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), Amirabbas Mohammadi (Other ), Ville Apell (Translator), Sepideh Rahaa (Translator)
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Sepideh Rahaa (1981, IR) is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher based in Helsinki. Through her practice, among other interests, she questions social norms and conventions while focusing on body, womanhood and everyday resistances, silenced histories and migration. Currently she is pursuing her doctoral studies in Contemporary Art at Aalto University with a critical and analytical view on representation and image production. Her works has been shown in Europe, East and Southwest Asia.