Spring 2015 Film Series - Persian
Discussion Leader: Alireza Korangy (Assistant Professor & Persian Language
Program Coordinator, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages
Movie Title: Bashu, gharibeh kouchak ـ ی ب اا [Bashu, the little Stranger]
Description: Little Bashu is a young boy from South of Iran who loses his home and
family in a bombing raid and instinctively flees to a region far away from the battlefront.
In this alien environment everything seems strange to the boy. Nai, a woman whose
husband has gone on a journey, finds Bashu in her farm and gives him shelter. After
Bashu tells her of his past life, Nai accepts him as a son and tries to initiate him to the
ways of life in the region. Despite cultural differences, and the fact that they do not speak the
same language, Bashu and Nai slowly form a strong bond; and Nai continues to keep the boy in
spite of numerous difficulties and the objections of relatives and neighbors. Ultimately, Nai’s
husband returns and agrees with his wife that Bashu does indeed have a place in their little
This event is co-organized by the Institute of World Languages and the Department of Media Studies. All films are free and subtitled in English. Films are screened from 6:30pm - 9:00pm.