THE RED TAPES, 1977-79

Saturday, April 13, 2013

A screening of Naeem Mohaiemen’s United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part 1) (70 min, 2012), based on tapes of the 1977 negotiations between the Japanese hijacker of JAL 472 and the control tower in Bangladesh, along with a selection of films from the Afghan Films archive that document the early Communist period, 1978-79 (approximately 20 min). Followed by a discussion of excavations in the archives of Asian radicalism with Naeem Mohaiemen, Mariam Ghani, Chitra Ganesh, Zohra Saed, and Alix Rule.