Home Interrupted: Artifacts of Iraqi Displacement

ElShelleh (The Guys)

A Multi-media Documentary by Bridgette Auger
Thursday, September 8th, 7pm
at The Center for Arabic Culture, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, Ma 02143

**Please note:
Bridgette’s photography from the exhibit will continue to be on display at the cafe at the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143. The cafe is open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm.

ElShelleh is an intimate look at the personal histories and dreams of four Iraqi refugees as they search for direction in their new home in El Cajon, California. Through the use of images, interviews and music, ElShelleh tells the stories that led these men to build a new home in a country that still regards them with suspicion, fear and resentment.

The show is a beautiful and diverse representation of a collection of talented artists and their stories of home.

To RSVP please email us at info@cacboston.org or respond on our Facebook event page, HERE.

About the Artist:
Bridgette Auger is an independent media artist who has a degree in Photography and Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Master’s degree in Social Documentation from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Bridgette has lived in the Middle East for several years while working for The UN Refugee Agency in Damascus, Syria and as a freelancer in the Middle East and Asia. Her work has been published by CNN, Syria Today, and various UN publications, as well as in Out of Iraq by Sybella Wilkes, and The Iraqi Refugees: The New Crisis in the Middle East by Joseph Sassoon.

The show will also include printed photographs from the documentary as well as a screening of “ElShelleh”.


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