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The Silk Road on Screen: Film Series

Film screenings will be held in the Latin American Lecture Room on the first floor of Hillman Library.
This series is free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
3-4:30 p.m

The Orator (Uzbekistan)

This film is about a young man recalling his grandfather, who during the days of the revolution became the leading political speaker in Uzbekistan even though he retained all three of his wives. Running Time: 81 minutes

Introduction by Olia Kim
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh 

The Orator screen capture


Archived Events

Wednesday, February 20, 2019   |  3-4:30 p.m
Daughter-in-Law (Turkmenistan)

This film is about a woman who refuses to accept the news that her husband has been killed at the front. She continues to serve her husband’s father, faithfully following the requirements for a daughter-in-law. Running Time: 79 minutes 

Introduction by Chip Crane
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh 

Daughter-in-Law screen capture

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019  |  3-4:30 p.m
The Adopted Son (Kyrgyzstan)

This film is an exquisitely composed and photographed child-to-man tale of a Kyrgyz villager. Beshkempir is just like any other kid — playing in the mud, getting into trouble, experiencing the first pangs of sexuality — until a fight with his best friend leads to the revelation that he was adopted. Running Time: 81 minutes

Introduction by Ellina Sattarova
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh 

The Adopted Son screen capture