February 18, 2017
As a part of the Africa in Reel Time: Community Voices series, join the National Museum of African Art for a screening of Dingomaro (dir. Kamran Heidari, 2014, Iran, 68 min., Farsi with English subtitles). This documentary follows successful southern Iranian musician Hamid Said as he travels around the country on his motorbike spreading the word about this region’s unique blend of African and Persian influences, its history, and its music. Continuing the Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean project, this vibrant film illuminates the rich connections between eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Presented in conjunction with Freer and Sackler Galleries’ Iranian Film Festival
Free and open to the public