The Cultures Behind the Conflict: Israeli and Palestinian Narratives in Film

Sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program, Middle East/Islamic Studies, International Studies, the Klehr Center for Jewish Life, Theatre, Dance, and Film, and the Government Department

Thursday, January 30, 2014
7:30 p.m.

AJAMI

This Academy Award nominated film is Shakespearian in its scope and themes –revenge, loyalty, hope and despair.  AJAMI draws us into the lives of two brothers fearing assassination, a young refugee working illegally to cover his mother's medical expenses, and a policeman obsessed with finding his missing brother.  Through this dramatic collision of different worlds, we witness cultural and religious tensions simmering beneath the surface and the sometimes tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors.

Professors Scott Lerner and SherAli Tareen will briefly introduce the film before facilitating discussion following its screening.

This event is open to the public.



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