The Statues Are Laughing:

Leeza Ahmady, curator of Central Asian art and films and  video artist, Mariam Ghani teamed up to bring these wonderful classic Afghan films and newsreel footage from Afghan films to the Guggenheim Museum. As the images and films percolate for a longer article, I’m right now enamored by the visuals from this film: Feature: Mujasemaha […]


Gallerie Journal Issue #23: Understanding Afghanistan NYC Launch at AAARI April 9th

UNDERSTANDING AFGHANISTAN International Gallerie’s 23rd Issue: Vol. 11 No 2 Come join us for an evening of “Understanding Afghanistan” Date: April 9th Time: 6-8pm Hosted by AAARI (Asian/Asian American Research Institute) CUNY Co-Sponsored with The Association of Iranian American Writers 25 West 43rd Street 18th Floor New York, NY 10036 Phone: 212-869-0182 Fax: 212-869-0181 E-mail: […]


Tahir i Zuhra Dir. Nabi Ganiev (1946)

Directed by : Nabi GANIEV (Наби ГАНИЕВ) Release date in Russia : 16/11/1946 Plot synopsis During WWII, the base of Soviet moviemaking operations shifted to the east. Eisenstein shot his glorious Ivan the Terrible in Almaty, and there were many films shot in Uzbekistan. Including this glorious period piece, based on the Uzbek Romeo and […]