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Episode Details

(2000/Iran, 90 min., color, drama, in Kurdish with English subtitles) Dir.: Samira Makhmalbaf. Cast: Said Mohamadi, Behnaz Jafari, Bahman Ghobadi. Nomadic teachers travel the mountainous Kurdistan region of Iran and face numerous life-and-death hazards seeking to bring education to those without schools. Distrib.: Lee Krugman & Associates. Discussion guest: Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University.

Guest List

Hamid Dabashi Associate Professor of Middle East and Asian Languages and Culture , Columbia University