TVDinner was an iteration of OtherIS video series focused on the US-sanctioned countries — Belarus, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Myanmar/Burma, and Zimbabwe. TVDinner launched on July 30, 2011 with a screening at Immigrant Movement International in New York City. A screening of videos related to Iran opened at Sazmanab in Tehran, August 19 through August 31. It continued in New York at cafes and restaurants that served food of these countries through November 2011. The opening event was streamed online from Tehran, for the first time live, expanding the audiences beyond borders and inviting everyone to join in.
Sazmanab presented Iran Channels of TVDinner curated by Sohrab Kashani and Sandra Skurvida.
Mehrdad Afsari, Bahar Behbahani, Negar Behbahani, Gohar Dashti, Samira Eskandarfar, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Amirali Ghasemi, Farid Jafari Samarghandi, Behnam Kamrani, Simin Keramati, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Khosro Khosravi, Nosrat Nosratian, Neda Razavipoor, Hamed Sahihi, and Rozita Sharafjahan
OtherIS is an ongoing project. To date, it comprises selections curated by Amirali Ghasemi (Iran), Sohrab Kashani (Iran), Shireen Naziree (Burma), Lena Prents (Belarus), Aneta Szylak and Hiwa K. (Iraqi Kurdistan), and Sandra Skurvida (Iran and Iraq).
Sandra Skurvida was present via Skype during the opening of TVDinner Tehran at Sazmanab.
Sazmanab and Immigrant Movement International
August 19 – August 31, 2011, 4-8 PM
Opening reception: Friday, August 19 – 7-10 PM