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Webinar: Public Diplomacy Mediawork—The Exercise of Soft Power Between Iran & the US (Hamid Naficy)

When: Monday, April 20, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE & open to the public

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Please join the MENA Program and the Evanston Public Library for this FREE webinar with Hamid Naficy, a pioneering scholar of Iranian, post-colonial, and diaspora cinema and cultural studies.

Naficy is Professor of Radio/Television/Film and Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern. His many books include Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place (1999), An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking (2001), and the four-volume masterwork A Social History of Iranian Cinema (2011-12).

A Social History of Iranian Cinema has been called “a landmark achievement,” “a must read for virtually all concerned with modern Iranian history,” and “essential reading not only for the cinephile interested in Iran’s unique and rich cinematic history but also for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the cataclysmic events and metamorphoses that have shaped Iran.”

Naficy's life and work are the subject of the 2017 documentary film Mouth Harp in Minor Key: Hamid Naficy on/in Exile, directed by Maryam Sepehri. A story told between two continents and spanning half a century, Mouth Harp in a Minor Key contextualizes Naficy’s intellectual achievements within his personal experience and the dynamics of Iranian-American politics.

This event is part of the MENA Monday Night series, a partnership between Northwestern's MENA Program and the Evanston Public Library aimed at expanding the public’s understanding of the MENA region and fostering a forum for questions and dialogue.

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