(June 23) Middle Eastern Film Club presents LITTLE ZIZOU by Sooni Taraporevala (2008; Gujarati, Hindi, English; 101 min)

June 13, 2014

Middle Eastern Film Club presents

LITTLE ZIZOU by Sooni Taraporevala
(2008; Gujarati, Hindi, English; 101 min)

June 23, 2014, 7-10 pm

The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University

RSVP Required

We continue our exploration of Middle Eastern populations in their homeland and in the diaspora with a film featuring the Parsi community of India. Parsis are the descendants of Persian Zoroastrians, who immigrated to India around the 8th century.

About Middle Eastern Film Club
The Middle Eastern Film Club (MEFC) was launched by Ruth Priscilla Kirstein in 2013. Participants actively immerse themselves in the films’ language, music, imagery and acting technique and discover how styles are interconnected. The participants often know about the community where the film was made. Their presence and insights are at the heart of the program. Locations vary: One month we may be at the Turkish Cultural Center to work on a Kurdish film, another month we will meet at The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU (Photo: Architizer), a co-sponsor of the event. Past sessions have been devoted to Iranian, Palestinian, Armenian, Turkish and Kurdish films. The current series will focus on the Middle Eastern diaspora, as well as on new work by New York City moviemakers. Each session includes a film viewing, interactive study and networking time.

As state film tax credit programs offer advantageous work conditions for US and international productions and create a significant number of new local job opportunities, the MEFC provides a continuous forum to connect the mainstream with the independent film market, as well as providing interdisciplinary training for actors, writers, composers, designers, technicians, producers, journalists, academics, casting directors, agents, distributors and policy makers. Not to mention the work on growing audiences! The group is particularly attentive to the role women play both behind and in front of the camera and aims to diversify the representation of women in film, new media and TV. The MEFC ‘s objective is to create opportunities for a highly skilled group of local media professionals who have largely been off the radar of the mainstream US film market.