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Movie Screening and Discussion of "A Separation"


Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 2012
Golden Bear for Best Film, 61st Berlin International Film Festival
Best Foreign Film, 2012 French César awards

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium
53 Wall Street, New Haven
6:30 pm Movie Screening

Set in contemporary Iran, A SEPARATION is a story of a pending divorce, which unfolds into a series of events posing unnerving ethical as well as existential challenges for the characters. The movie is an insightful commentary on contemporary Iranian society, and uses the unfolding family drama to explore the relationship between religious and secular law, as well as ethics and formal law.

Post-Movie Discussants:

Paul Gewirtz (Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law, Yale Law School)
Arang Keshavarzian (Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU)
Vicki Schultz (Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences, Yale Law School)

Moderated by Dean Robert Post and Professor Patrick Weil (Yale Law School)