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    Second Sunday Culture Film: Welcome Valentine and Asho

    Penn Museum

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    • Sunday February 14th 2021, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Welcome Valentine
    A short film about a Hindu priest who believes that love is love, and will marry anyone to anyone who they love. His temple is a shrine to love and filled with Valentine imagery, in stark contrast to the rejection of Valentine’s Day as expressed by orthodox Hindutva radicals.

    Asho
    Asho is a 10-year-old Bhakhtiari kid obsessed with Hollywood films, though he lives in rural Iran as a shepherd. We see him try on masculine roles in his endeavor to impress his intended bride.

    Speakers: ilmmaker Dhruv Satija joining us from India, and Beeta Baghoolizadeh (Bucknell) with members of the Ajam Media Collective.

    Sponsors: Penn Middle East Center, Penn South Asia Center, Ajam Media Collective, Philadelphia Asian American Film and Filmmakers, Penn Cinema and Media Studies Program, The Wolf Humanities Center

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