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9 Parts of Desire (Film)
January 30 February 12
This theatrical event streams exclusively at People's Light

Nearly 20 years ago, 9 Parts of Desire premiered to widespread acclaim in London and Off-Broadway, later becoming a global theatrical phenomenon. Now, Raffo adapts her multi-award-winning solo play for the screen and for our current time. From Baghdad to Flint, Michigan, Raffo transforms into a wide cross-section of women in her inspiring exploration of love and grief within countries undone by division, violence, and neglect. The screen adaptation streams only at peopleslight.org ahead of the film's national release, which marks 20 years since the start of the Iraq War.

The stage play 9 Parts of Desire has been hailed as: 

"An example of how art can remake the world”
The New Yorker
"Powerful, impassioned, memorable"
The New York Times
"Beautiful"
The Wall Street Journal
"Warm and deeply felt"
The Washington Post
"Exquisite, passionate and penetrating"
LA Times


Recommended for ages 12+ for mature subject matter

January 30-February 12, 2023 By Heather Raffo Directed by Mike Mosallam Streaming
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