The West Palm Beach Library Foundation presents a viewing of “Persepolis,” winner of a 2007 Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival and 2009 Silver Condor Award for Best Foreign Film. This animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s bestselling autobiographical novel depicts the trials faced by a young outspoken Iranian girl who finds her unique attitude and outlook on life repeatedly challenged during the Islamic revolution. (96 minutes, rated PG13). Following the film and there will be a discussion lead by Carolyn Breeder-Watts. Light refreshments will be served.
This presentation is part of Banned and Burned: Literary Censorship and the Loss of Freedom, an emotional and unforgettable series of events that will feature the traveling exhibition, Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The eight-week presentation provides a vivid look at the first steps the Nazis took to suppress freedom of expression, and the strong response from the United States. For details on the exhibition and related events, visit www.wpblibraryfound.org.