Mourning (Soog)


Wed, 02/01/2017 - 7:00pm to Mon, 05/23/2022 - 8:51pm


Part of the Spring 2017 Film Series: Young Lives: Against the Odds

Location: Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC), Room 150, 1500 E. University Blvd

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From the Global Film Initiative synopsis-

From a black screen, a man and a woman are heard arguing and hurrying away from a house. Afterward, the screen radiates brilliant green countryside, traversed by a small black car. Subtitles relay a conversation by another man and woman, but now we hear no voices. Kamran and Sharareh, a deaf couple, are driving Sharareh’s young nephew, Arshia, back home to Tehran.Something terrible has happened. But the couple keep the news from Arshia, debating his future in a language not as private as they believe, and turning a car trip into a subtly humorous and deeply compassionate meditation on communication and emotional disability.

Morteza Farshbaf 
Country of Origin 
Persian (English Subtitles)
Year/ Length 
2011/ 85 min
Zachary Thomas, MA student in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies