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.
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