“MAFTUNINGMAN” (“I AM DELIGHTED BY YOU”)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
6:30 pm
Room 1219 International Affairs Building

Central Asia Studies Program, Eurasia Initiative (EI) student groups

with the support of the Harriman Institute, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University

Present

MAFTUNINGMAN (I AM DELIGHTED BY YOU) (Uzbekistan, 1958)

Hilarious Comedy from the Past …

This hilarious musical comedy is built around a simple plot: film producers search for new “stars” and talents across Uzbekistan of the 1950s. A team of directors, actors and government officials “discovers” music and dance traditions of various regions in Uzbekistan and “learns” about the life of ordinary Uzbek people in an interesting mixture of Uzbek national and socialist realist style.

Introduction by Rafis Abazov, author of The Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics

Presentation by Komil Djalilov, instructor of Uzbek at Columbia University.

The event is free and open for public

Light refreshment would be served

For further info and questions, please contact Rafis Abazov ra2044@columbia.edu