Kianoush Abedi’s “Alphabet” to screen at The Seven

Kianoush Abedi’s “Alphabet” to screen at The Seven

Jan 21, 2019 | The Human Family | 0 comments

KIANOUSH ABDEI’s “ALPHABET” to screen at The Seven

Kianoush Abdei’s “Alphabet” will screen at the first annual Seven event. The event takes place on Thursday, January 24 at North Dakota State University’s Century Theatre at Memorial Union.

An animated work from Iran’s Documentary & Experimental Film Center, “Alphabet” follows the story of individuals in a town that has forgotten the alphabets of life. They have no sight, hearing or speech left… but the words are impatiently waiting to be sung again.

Kianoush Abedi was born in 1981 in Isfahan and is a graduate in the field of visual arts. His animation career started at the Kanoon Institute for the intellectual development of children & young adults thought education since 1996 with the masters as well as Ahmad Arbani , Abdollah Alimorad and Ali Asghar Zade.

Abedi’s first directing experience of animation with making short film of “The Nest of Kindness” with the producing of IrannianYoung Cinema society in 1999. He has produced and directed more than 9 short animations for festivals since 1999 up to, and has produced and directed more than 10 animated series since 2003.

The Seven is an interactive human rights experience. This event is the first of many independently organized events aimed at empowering individuals to discuss and learn about what it means to organize, advocate for and influence positive change in their community.

The event includes interdisciplinary conversations, performances, short film selections from the North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival, and research that include a call to action. The Seven aims to advance a condition where participants can recognize the change they can make in their world.

Each of the speakers or performers are asked to address one of seven categories through the lens of Human Rights: Context, Preparation, Motivation, Obstacles, Outreach, Focus or Philosophy. These seven tenants help shape a better understanding of the human condition and relationships. The following list of speakers/performers will be participating in the first annual Seven event: 

  • Dr. Sarah Rose Edwards: Psychologist 
  • Ibtissem Belmihoub and Spencer Abbe: Graduate student Researchers
  • Faraz Ansari: Filmmaker in India
  • Fred Edwards: Undergrad Student Researcher
  • Haylee Thompson: Dance Performance
  • Marc Devine: Theater Performance 
  • Maren Day Woods: Women’s March
  • Ntwali Cyusa: Universal Language

The event is hosted by The Human Family and the Memorial Union Gallery. The event is free and will take place on January 24th at 6:30pm at The Century Theater located on the second floor of the Memorial Union at NDSU.  Click here to reserve your seat in advance.

For more information about The Seven, visit




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Fargo, ND 58106-9468

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