A tribute to Bahman Maghsoudlou's cinematic legacy: Screening of Golchehreh

Key information

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Main Building, SOAS
Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT)
Event type
Film screening

About this event

The SOAS Centre for Iranian Studies is thrilled to announce 'Perspective Unveiled: A tribute to Bahman Maghsoudlou's cinematic legacy', the screening of a captivating series of films from April 27 to June 29, 2024, honouring the remarkable cinematic legacy of Bahman Maghsoudlou. 

Join us for an immersive journey through 13 extraordinary movies across 10 sessions, with select sessions graced by the esteemed presence of Dr. Maghsoudlou himself.


Based on a true story about the Taliban in Afghanistan and how they tried to destroy their National Film Archive and close the cinemas.

  • Director: Vahid Mousaian
  • Executive Producer: Bahman Maghsoudlou


Ashraf Khan, owner of a defunct movie house in Kabul, becomes determined to rebuild and reopen after the fall of the communist Najibullah government and the victory of the Mujahidin in Afghanistan. But civil war soon threatens the new Mujahidin government, spreading from Kabul to the rest of the country, and neither Ashraf’s theatre nor the National Film House of Afghanistan, keeper the nation’s pictorial history, is immune to the war and its devastation.

Director Statement

The true story of Golchehreh upon which the film is based should be shocking to every filmmaker. After I heard the story and decided to film it, the first line that I wrote was: Art never burns.


  • General Admission: £5
  • SOAS students and staff: Free

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