Pearls on the Ocean Floor, directed by Robert Adanto in 2010, profiles female artists who identify with an Iranian background to discuss their work. The 16 artists explore the fluid confluence of identity, religion, and political expression for Iranian women as they strive to present it in their art. The film is currently making its way in screenings across the world.
Adanto features the artists’ works—who work in a variety of mediums—throughout the film, interspersing images of their art with interviews. You can see a list of all of the artists featured in the film, along with links to their personal websites where you can see some of their work, at the film’s website.