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February 27, 2010

“The Bakhtiari Alphabet” to be screened at GW tonight

George Washington University and Georgetown University’s Iranian Cultural Societies will be screening “The Bakhtiari Alphabet” documentary at 7.30 PM in the Amphitheater at GW. The film follows the nomadic Bakhtiari tribe, located in southwestern Iran. The film is directed by filmmaker Reza Ghadiani and Professor Cima Sedigh. From the film’s press release:

“The Bakhtiari Alphabet” was created over the course of 7 years in the remote and mountainous regions of Iran, where the Bakhtiari live and migrate. Over that time, Dr. Sedigh lived with the nomadic tribe anywhere from a few weeks to a few months each year, studying their geography, history, economy, politics and culture. The film reveals both the struggle and humanity of this rapidly disappearing culture.

Admission is free. For more information on the event and to watch the trailer, please click here.

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