May 11, 2011, 9:00 P.M.

The Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Outside the Box [Office] and The Global Film Initiative invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The White Meadows

Written, Directed and Produced by Mohammad Rasoulof
Edited by Jafar Panahi

9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


About The White Meadows

In this dreamlike yet earthbound film, Rahmat the boatman navigates the increasingly brackish waters of a coastal land, collecting the heartaches and tears of its inhabitants. But he remains powerless against their misguided attempts to appease the gods and make the land green again, whether by offering a bride to the sea or forcibly “treating” the eyes of a painter who sees in different colors. Drawing first-hand on the challenges faced by Iranian artists of today, writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof’s deeply atmospheric and poetical film is a gorgeous allegory of intolerance, brutality and mystified routine that resonates far beyond any one state's borders.

The White Meadows is part the Global Lens film series and can be seen through public screenings of Global Lens 2011 at participating venues across the United States and Canada. After 2011, The White Meadows and all Global Lens 2011 films, become available in home video, television, educational, internet and airline markets.

Provided courtesy of The Global Film Initiative. Not Rated. Running time: 93 minutes. In Farsi with English subtitles.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.

A Message from the Global Film Initiative: The White Meadows and Iranian Director Mohammad Rasoulof

In our ongoing support of original, artistic expression through cinema, the Global Film Initiative extends its deep and steadfast support to Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof.  

In December 2010, it was announced that Mr. Rasoulof was sentenced to prison for production of his film, The White Meadows. This film is presented in our Global Lens 2011 film series, a cinematic platform for the exhibition of narrative films produced in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin American and the Middle East. Mr. Rasoulof is the fifth Iranian filmmaker to be introduced to audiences through Global Lens since its establishment in 2003.

As an organization committed to the free exchange of ideas, it is our intention to present Mr. Rasoulof’s film to as many audiences possible throughout the United States and Canada. It is our belief that as a global society, the restriction of access to diverse perspectives of the world can eventually lead to a lack of intercultural understanding and cooperation, which historically has always then led to conflict. In this regard, Mr. Rasoulof’s film is a unique vision of Iran that we believe all audiences should have the opportunity to experience.  

The Global Film Initiative encourages you to extend your support for Mohammad Rasoulof by attending a screening The White Meadows. It is a living representation of the oft-repeated phrase that opens every Global Lens series—‘every person has a voice, every voice tells a story, and every story reveals a world’—and much like the individual who created it, it is a work that should not be overlooked, ignored or stifled.

The Global Film Initiative
January 20, 2011

About The Global Film Initiative

The Global Film Initiative is a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization specializing in the support of independent film from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Founded in 2002 to promote cross-cultural understanding through the language of cinema, the Initiative awards numerous grants to deserving filmmakers from around the world each year, and supports a touring film series entitled Global Lens. For more information about the Global Lens film series or Global Film Initiative programs, please use the following links:
Global Lens 2011:
Global Film Initiative programs:

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain. The weekly screenings will be on Wednesday and Sunday nights (and other select dates, as they arise) in the School of Cinematic Arts Complex, George Lucas Building.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the general public. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 8:45 P.M.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Phone: 213.740.2330