November 3, 2009

The Bakhtiari Alphabet Documentary

Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut is screening “The Bakhtiari Alphabet,” a documentary that follows the nomadic Bakhtiari tribe. The Bakhtiari are located in southwestern Iran. The film is directed by filmmaker Reza Ghadiani and Professor Cima Sedigh. According to a press release for the film,

“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.

The screening will take place Friday, November 6th at the Schine Auditorium.

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