A live screening of videos curated by Sohrab Kashani and Jon Rubin directly from YouTube posts shot both in Tehran and Pittsburgh was presented at Sazmanab (Tehran) and Waffle Shop (Pittsburgh). A back and forth format utilised the vast and idiosyncratic resources of YouTube to present first-person video accounts that reflected on the daily life of each city.
Scattered throughout YouTube lie countless points of view, scattered moments of histories, both personal and collective. By arranging these video segments – documentaries, personal missives and old family films, newsreels, music videos – new light can be shed on the sociopolitical landscape of history past, and history present.
The forty-minute screening was followed by a live Skype conversation between attendees in Pittsburgh and Tehran in English.
This event was originally developed by Sohrab Kashani and Jon Rubin for Red76 and “The YouTube School for Social Politics”.
Sazmanab and Waffle Shop
Thursday, October 15, 2010 – 7:30-9 PM (Tehran)
Thursday, October 15, 2010 – 11 AM – 1 PM (Pittsburgh)