Feature Films from Iran

Taught by Ervin Beck

Class begins 10/2/2018, ends 10/9/2018


Be introduced to recent Iranian history and culture; demonstrate the prominence of Iranian cinema in international circles; and help us see the reality and appeal of Iran and Iranians, despite the demonizing of the country in recent American politics. After a short introduction to the film and its director, we will view and discuss the film. The four feature films we will view are: Children of Heaven, The Lizard, A Separation, The Salesman. Ervin Beck, Professor Emeritus of English at Goshen College, and his wife Phyllis, taught at the International Community School in Tehran, Iran.