INSAN Film Series


CU Turath, the Iranian Students Association, and the Turkish Club proudly present: 

***INSAN - Stories of Social Commentary in Cinema of the Arab World, Turkey, & Iran.***

RECIPIENT of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural & Interfaith Awareness, and cosponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and the Nawaya Network

Join Turath, CISA, and the Turkish Club the week of November 10th for a weeklong film series. Our goal is to present films that are representative of a vast array of cultural, social, and political identities, and raise awareness about regional issues and their cinematic reflections and reverberations in relation to our central theme. "Insan," a word common to all three languages of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, refers to man and encompasses the metaphorical and philosophical issues that concern the human race and mankind, used in a variety of contexts.

The screenings are completely free and open to the public, and purely in the interest of promulgating Arab, Iranian, and Turkish culture and its various related issues across geographies. 

Please see below for a full schedule of events:

Monday, November 10: THE RETURN TO HOMS by Talal Derki, Syria. Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall, 8:30PM. Cosponsored by Students Organized for Syria.

Tuesday, November 11: WADJDA by Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia, with remarks and Q&A moderation by Sociology Department Chair Karen Barkey. Milbank 328, 8:00pm.

Wednesday, November 12: Academy Award winner A SEPARATION by Asghar Farhadi, Iran. Math 312, 8:00pm.

Thursday, November 13: THE BUTTERFLY'S DREAM by Yilmaz Erdogan, Turkey. Hamilton 602, 8:00pm.

Friday, November 14: ALI ZAOUA by Nabil Ayouch, Morocco. Cosponsored by the Nawaya Network with remarks by Founder Zeina Saab. Math 312, 8:00pm.