Holy Spider poster

FILM SHOWING: Holy Spider (2022)

Wednesday, October 04, 2023
Event Time 01:30 p.m. - 03:30 p.m. PT
Location HUM 404 -- MLL Multimedia Center
Contact Email mitraara@sfsu.edu


SF State Persian Studies

FILM SHOWING: Holy Spider 
(ABBASI 2022)


A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so-called “Spider Killer,” who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners. As she draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain when the murderer is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the true story of the ‘Spider Killer,’ Saeed saw himself on a mission from God as he killed 16 women between 2000 and 2001.


Directed by: ABBASI
Year of production: 2022
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, France
Language: Persian with English subtitles
Duration: 117


  • Wednesday, October 04, 2023
  • 01:30-3:30 and Q&A {Professor Mitra Ara}
  • Humanities 404 – MLL Multimedia Center

[Open only to current SFSU students]

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