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Hamid Naficy

Hamid Naficy is a professor in the Department of Radio/Television/Film and the Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani Professor in Communication at Northwestern University, as well as a faculty member in Northwestern’s Middle East and North African Studies Program and Department of Art History. He is the author of the comprehensive, award-winning, four-volume A Social History of Iranian Cinema (2011–12), portions of which have been adapted for this essay, and of other pathbreaking publications, including An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking (2001), The Making of Exile Cultures: Iranian Television in Los Angeles (1993), and Iran Media Index (1984).

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Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3

Downpour: Furtive Glances

With humor and verve, Bahram Beyzaie’s Iranian New Wave classic captures a moment in Iranian history when dissent against the authoritarian shah was beginning to percolate below the surface.

By Hamid Naficy