Thursday, October 14, 2010

Middle East Film Series 7-10pm every Wednesday in Fowler 202!

1.     October 13th

West Beirut  - According to some observers the best dramatic film about the Lebanese Civil War 1975-1990.

Three teenagers, Tarek (Rami Doueiri), Omar (Mohamed Chamas), and May (Rola Al Amin) roam the streets of the city, searching for their next adventure. Their parents... Tarek (Rami Doueiri), Omar (Mohamed Chamas), and May (Rola Al-Amin), roam the streets of their city, searching for their next adventure. Their parents worry that they're becoming too wild, but the kids don't care. But this is Beirut, Lebanon in 1975, a city split by the first stirrings of civil war. School has been shut down and the city they love has been torn in two - there is now a Christian-controlled East Beirut, and West Beirut, run by the new Muslim militias and where the three friends live. For the kids, the political schism means greater freedom, and the kids find pleasure in biking, talking, and falling in love. But they cannot ignore the war forever.


Coming up


2.     October 20th  Head-On (Gegen die Wand-German/ Duvara Karşı-Turkish) Fowler 202

3.     October 27th - Sling Shot Hip Hop - Fowler 202

4.     November 3rdBattle of Algiers -  Fowler 202

5.     November 17th - Hidden (Caché) - Fowler 202

6.     December 1st   Divine Intervention -  Fowler 202

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