Global Lens: Angel on the Right (Farishtay Kitfi Rost), (Tajikistan, 2002) 90 minutes

Friday, February 28, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



Price: Free with Museum admission.

For 2014, SAMA is reviving Global Lens’ 2004 award winning series.


Synopsis Hamro, an unrepentant prodigal son straight out of a Russian jail, returns to his hometown to help his mother die with dignity. But his debts are many and long overdue, the townspeople are tough as nails, and he gets more than he expected from the quiet village. In this dark comedy, his third feature, writer-director Djamshed Usmonov casts the town''s population as its own persuasive self and his own mother and brother as the fractured yet formidable domestic couple.

About the Director Born in Asht, Tajikistan in 1965, Djamshed Usmonov graduated from the Theater Department at Dushanbe Fine Arts School in Tajikistan. He has been working in the film industry since 1986 as a director, producer, screenwriter, and an editor for fiction, animation and documentary films. He worked predominantly at the Tajikfilm Studio in Dushanbe. Djamshed has also appeared as an actor in 1990''s "Yellow Grass Time" (dir. Mariam Yussupova, Tajikistan) and 2000''s "The Road" (dir. Darezhan Omirbaev, Kazakhstan). He currently lives between Paris, Moscow and Tajikistan.

Angel on the Right is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative as part of the Global Lens series. For more information, visit

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