Film Screening
Bashu, The Little Stranger (Bahram Beizai, 1989)

In conjunction with the exhibition Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran

Bahram Beyzaie’s Bashu an anti-war masterpiece, is an emotionally charged story of national solidarity in the face of conflict. It depicts the story of Bashu, a southern Iranian boy who, after losing his family during the Iran-Iraq war, runs away in search of refuge and is taken in by 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 family member, Naji accepts Bashu and prepares to convince her disabled husband when he arrives home from a work-related trip.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies and Grey Art Gallery. Required RSVP on Cinema Studies website:

Starts 3/2/16 6:30 pm
Ends 3/2/16 8:30 pm
Location Michelson Theater, Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Room 648


Program Types: Film Screening