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Ramin Bahrani and Hamid Dabashi on MAN PUSH CART
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For this conversation, recorded in fall 2020, director Ramin Bahrani sat down with critic Hamid Dabashi, a former professor of his at Columbia University, to discuss the director’s early cultural and cinematic influences and their impact on MAN PUSH CART.
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Inspired by the work of Abbas Kiarostami and other filmmakers of the Iranian New Wave, Ramin Bahrani drew on his Persian heritage for the 1998 short film presented here, about a young girl looking to challenge her grandfather to a backgammon match.