Film screening: Tikhaya Nevestka (Quiet Daughter-in-Law)

Thursday, January 31, 2008
6:30pm-9:00pm
1219 International Affairs Building

Central Asian Studies Program, Eurasia Initiative (EI) student group
with the support of the Harriman Institute, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University present the film:

Tikhaya Nevestka (Quiet Daughter-in-Law)

Hilarious Comedy from Turkmenistan

Tikhaya Nevestka, directed by S. Karazhayev, is Soviet-era classic. This beloved Turkmen comedy narrates the adventures of a “modern” Turkmen girl who marries her sweetheart and deals with traditional Turkmen and Islamic family customs. The heroine falls into intrigue with her mother-in-law and faces comical misunderstandings from her extended family. A film thick with humor, this splendid comedy illuminates the difficulties of everyday life in a small Turkmen town.

Introduction by Rafis Abazov, author of The Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics;
Presentation by Maral Ryzykuliyeva (GSAS)

COME AND JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT CENTRAL ASIA!

This event is free and open to the public

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