In Search of Lost Causes

Hamid Dabashi


In Search of Lost Causes: Images of the Iranian Revolution: Paradox, Propaganda, and Persuasion, is an interdisciplinary project that will encompass the Poster Art, Photography, and Cinema produced in Iran mostly before and during the Iranian Revolution of 1979, and its influence on Iran today. Through presentations by renowned scholars from Columbia University and UCLA, audiences in North Carolina will develop an understanding and appreciation for the humanities that can transform the way we relate to Mid-Eastern philosophy, art, and culture and thereby become a catalyst for the way we see ourselves and how we interact with others. Additionally the exhibition provides a window to the past and present through the discussions, lectures, and presented images and films.

directed by
Bob O’ Reilly

Rosie Nakamura

Produced by
Film 14

Justin Fredericks

in search lost causes author

Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi is an Iranian-American Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York City. Hamid has been a columnist for the Egyptianal-Ahram Weekly for over a decade, and is now a regular columnist for Aljazeera, and he has had a regular column at CNN. He has travelled and lectured extensively in the Arab world, from Morocco to Egypt to Palestine to Syria. For more visit: