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Iranian Film Screening: Survival, Friendship, and Healing Amidst Tragedy

Source: Washington National Cathedral


Iranian Documentary Screened at National Cathedral on Wednesday


In our work in the Cathedral's Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation, we are often reminded of the power of art in conveying the common humanity of peoples standing on opposite sides of a conflict. As part of our continued efforts to support reconciliation between the American and Iranian people, we would like to invite you to a screening of a very powerful documentary on Wednesday, January 9 in Perry Auditorium (7th floor, Cathedral towers) at 7pm. Bam 6.6 details the true story of two American tourists trapped in the earthquake rubble of the Iranian city of Bam and walks through the aftermath of the disaster with a message of hope and friendship. Veteran film producer/director Jahangir Golestan captures the destruction that claimed 50,000 lives and left tens of thousands injured, homeless, and orphaned but forever united two American families with the Iranian people.



As Americans and Iranians join together in relief efforts and struggle to repair their lives, we witness lasting friendships evolve and experience the graciousness and hospitality of a nation that is all but unknown to most Americans. The film weaves together stories of survival, loss, and healing and exposes the humanity of the Iranian people as viewed through the prism of a great national disaster. Bam 6.6 allows the viewer to transcend political, religious, and social differences with its simple messages of love and caring amidst tragedy and conveys the genuine and powerful connections that take place among people during times of crisis.


The running time of this film is 54 minutes.  Join producer/director Jahangir Golestan for a question and answer period immediately following the film's screening.


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International Reconciliation and Peacemaking
Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation
Washington National Cathedral
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW
Washington, DC
Tel: (202) 537.2357  Fax: (202) 537.2160

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