Harriman Institute Fall 2007 Film Series : Nevestka (Daughter-in-Law)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Room 1219 International Affairs Building

Central Asia 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 "Nevestka" (Turkmenfilm, 1972), a Shakespearean tragedy on the steppe.

"There are films that can be viewed as the visiting card of the

nation. The film of Khodzhakuli Narliev "Daughter in Law" is such

an encyclopedia of life of Turkmen people. The film shows an

ordinary life of herders - an old man and daughter in law, living

in the desert, but their way of life in a traditional environment

is conveyed with such a depth and emotion, in such a charming

rthythm, which makes it impossible to turn away from the screen"

(Gulnara Abikeeeva, Central Asian cinema critic)

Introduction by Rafis Abazov, author of The Culture and Customs of

the Central Asian Republics

Presentation by Maral Ryzykuliyeva (SIPA)

The event is free and open for public

Light refreshment would be served

For further info and questions, please contact Rafis Abazov


Or Alla Rachkov ar2052@columbia.edu