Artist Shirin Neshat on forced exile, feminism and Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum


Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat speaks to Dheepthika Laurent about her latest exhibition in Paris, "Looking for Oum Kulthum", a visual homage to one of Egypt's greatest songstresses. They also discuss Neshat's long-spanning career across film, photography, poetry and music in which she comments on Iranian feminism, the relationship between Islam and the West and her exile to the US, which began with the 1979 Islamic Revolution.