Film Screening: Bashu, The Little Stranger (Bahram Beyzaie, 1989)

Bashu, The Little Stranger (Bahram Beyzaie, 1989)

Bahram Beyzaie's anti-war masterpiece is an emotionally charged story of national solidarity in the face of, and precisely due to, internal dynamics. The film depicts the story of Bashu, a southern boy who, having lost his family during the ongoing Iran-Iraq war, runs away to refuge in Naii's house, a woman living with her two young children in a village in the northern Caspian region. Despite their linguistic, ethnic, and racial differences, neighbors' gossip, and the economic challenge of feeding a new member, Naii accepts Bashu and prepares to convince her disabled husband upon his arrival from a work trip.

Introduction by Lucy Oakley (Head of Education and Programs, Grey Art Gallery) and Hadi Gharabaghi (PhD Candidate, Department of Cinema Studies).

Post-screening Q&A with Hadi Gharabaghi.

Co-sponsored by NYU's Department of Cinema Studies and Grey Art Gallery.
Presented in collaboration with the Grey Art Gallery exhibit Global/Local 1960-2015: Six Artists from Iran (January 12-April 2, 2016).

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