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Film Screening "Ali & Nino"
Date: 8 June 2017
18:30 - 22:30
Organization: UNOG
Location: Room XIV, Cinema
Category: Film Screening
patron: Permanent Missions of Azerbaijan and Georgia

This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, Cinema XIV - Kazakh Room, Building Wing AB, 1st fl.; Entry: Pregny gate; Access: Door 15-17.

All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register at http://reg.unog.ch/e/ali_nino.

About the event:

The Permanent Missions of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Georgia wish to organize a film screening of the movie “Ali & Nino”. Prior to the film screening a reception will be offered.

About the movie:

“Ali and Nino” is a British film based on Kurban Said's novel of the same name. The movie is written by Christopher Hampton and directed by Asif Kapadia. Most of the film is set in Turkey and Azerbaijan and takes place between 1914 and 1920.

Ali is an upper class Muslim man, whose family holds a great deal of power in Baku, Azerbaijan. At that time, before World War One, Azerbaijan was part of the Russian Empire. Nino, Ali's lover, is from neighboring Georgia and is christian, but the two are deeply in love and elope to the countryside. The story follows the two, who get married, through World War One, which only sees some of Ali's friends sent off to war. After the Russians surrender, however, conflict comes to Baku. Ali fights the Bolsheviks with the Azerbaijani militia and Nino helps nurse wounded soldiers during the March Days massacre in Baku.The movie is a quest for truth and reconciliation through diverse comparison of Islam and Christianity, East and West, age and youth, and male and female.

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