Looking for Oum Kulthum at MOMA 

Shirin Neshat’s second feature film Looking for Oum Kulthum will be screened at New York MOMA as part of The Future of Film is Female series on July 26–August 2. As a film within a film, Neshat’s Looking for Oum Kulthum renders the journey of an Iranian woman, who is making a film about the most famous singer of the Arab world, the Egyptian singer, Oum Kulthum, often referred to as the Queen of the Arabs. The film was first presented in Venice at the Giornate degli Autori film festival in 2017.