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Screening of "Bam 6.6", a documentary about the shared humanity of Iranians and Americans (New York)
Friday March 7, six to eight pm
Community Church (Unitarian)
40 East 35th Street
The New York City premiere of "Bam 6.6",
the inspiring international documentary about an
American couple pulled from earthquake rubble in Iran.
The filmmaker will answer audience questions.
In 2003 an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck the city of Bam in Iran, killing and injuring tens of thousands of residents and two American tourists. The massive tremor destroyed nearly all of the beautiful ancient city of Silk Road fame. But it failed to shake the local tradition of hospitality to travelers.
Relying on interviews that shatter common stereotypes, the hour-long Bam 6.6 follows the experiences of a Jewish New Yorker vacationing in Bam with her fiancé when the earthquake struck. She found unexpected comfort when the Iranians around her reached out spontaneously and made her recovery a priority at no cost. Previous screenings have included the 2007 UN Association Film Festival and the Washington National Cathedral.
For details of the screening, please contact
Iran@forusa.org or 518-377-3844.
You may order the DVD at www.essenceofiran.com .
The March 7 program will include also presentations by
Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz, author of Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran,
Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector in Iraq and author of Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change