A Separation | Film Screening and Discussion
Join us on Wednesday, February 8 from 2:00 – 4:25 pm ET in Classroom AD 30 for a screening of the film A Separation. This Iranian drama was written and directed by Asghar Farhadi and became the first Iranian film to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012. The film tells the story of a couple, Nader and Simin, and explores themes of family, morality, and the Iranian legal system. This is an in-person event at Union Theological Seminary. An RSVP is required to attend.
Following the screening, Dean Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of EDS at Union and Prof. Golbarg Rekabtalaei, Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University, will reflect on the film and facilitate a discussion with the audience. Professor Rekabtalaei is a cultural and social historian of modern Iran. Her research focuses on the relationships between culture and cultural production, modernity, cosmopolitanism, urbanization, nationalism, and revolutions.
This screening is part of EDS at Union’s Expanding the Moral Imaginary Through Film project. Cohort members will be on campus for a day of events including the screening.