SOAS University of London

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

Film Screening: You are not an Orphan [Ty ne sirota] 1962

Director: Shukhrat Abbasov (Uzbekistan)

Date: 15 November 2007Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 15 November 2007Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G50

Type of Event: Film

About the Film

Abbasov, one of the founders of Uzbek national cinematograph, brings out several issues and concerns, typical for the films of Soviet era – the effects of World War II on family life, life in Soviet orphanages and the ‘internationalism’ of Soviet life. Shot in 1963, it shows how children of different nationalities learn to live together as one family as it also brings out ‘Uzbek’ social values – the advantage of a big family and the connections with one’s close community, the mahalla.