Fall 2015 Film Screenings


The CAC & the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT
Are collaborating this fall
to present 3 award-winning documentaries! 
These films are part of the  Creative Dissent Exhibit at MIT.

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November Film

November filim

Directed by Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi

“Winner at the Sundance Film Festival, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.”

Date: Friday November 20, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Center for Arabic Culture

191 Highland Av. Suite 6B. Somerville, MA 02143

Free and Open to the Public


December Film

TUNISIA, YEAR ZERO

“The story of the first democracy in the Arab world.”

December Film

A Film by Feriel Ben Mahmoud

On January 14th, 2011, the people of Tunisia took to the streets in mass protest and toppled the government of Ben Ali. The event has a tremendous impact in the region which triggers the Arab Spring. Following the revolution, Tunisians make the radical choice to draft a new state constitution. Called to the urns for the first free elections of their history, the citizens of Tunisia will have to choose which model of society they wish to live in. Islam, secularism and women’s status become the major themes of a campaign under high pressure.

Following the events day by day, TUNISIA, YEAR ZERO tells the story of a difficult birth: that of the first democracy in the Arab world. In 6 months, no less than 110 political parties were created. In this political turmoil, a few of them emerge: the Islamist party Ennhada seduces those disappointed with the revolution. Some other modernist parties, such as Ettakatol and the PDP, are divided on the content of their policies as well as on which strategy to adopt. Leading the polls, Ennahdha will confirm its success in the elections with more than 90 seats out of 217.

How could these results be predicted? TUNISIA, YEAR ZERO gives the reasons for the outcome of the elections.

Date: Friday December 11, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Center for Arabic Culture

191 Highland Av. Suit 6B. Somerville, MA 02143

Free and Open to the Public


October Film

October Film

A Documentary by Lillie Paquiett

Going beyond the headlines, this story—filmed in the fourteen months leading up to the Revolution— highlights the years of mounting resentment against the ruling regime. Filmmaker Lillie Paquette follows key opposition figures and young democracy activists as they struggle against extraordinary odds to remove an uncompromising US-backed authoritarian regime determined to stay in power.

Date: Friday October 30, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Center for Arabic Culture

191 Highland Av. Suit 6B. Somerville, MA 02143

Free and Open to the Public

Followed by an Open Discussion with director Lillie Paquette

 


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