CAC Fall 2016 Film Screenings


The Center for Arabic Culture &

The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT

Proudly Present

 

Three Film Screenings This Fall 2016!

Our films are free and open to the public. Each film will be followed by guided discussion. The Center for Arabic Culture is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the Arabic Culture in all of its regional and historic varieties and links to other culture in an open, democratic, and humanistic way.

 

September Film: “Where Should the Birds Fly” (2013)

Where Should The Birds Fly is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave. It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead. Mona Samouni, now 12 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 27, represent the spirit and future of Palestinians. The film reveals the stregth and hope, the humanity and humor that flourishes among the people of Gaza. Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population. The film itself breaks the blockade.

With Our Guest Speaker Professor Amahl Bishara

where-should-the-birds-fly

Date: September 30th, 2016

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Center for Arabic Culture

191 Highland Ave Suite 6B. Somerville, MA 02143

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October Film: “Desert Flower” (2009)

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against female genital mutilation (FGM).

With Our Guest Speaker Professor Deina Abdulkader

desert-flower

Date: October 21st, 2016

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Center for Arabic Culture

191 Highland Ave Suite 6B. Somerville, MA 02143

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November Film: Edward Said On Orientalism (1998) 

The film discusses Edward W. Said’s provocative work. His hypothesis in his book Orientalism is re­presented along with his take on a variety of contemporary issues of cultural, historical and global importance.

orientalism_first_edition

Date: November 11, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Center for Arabic Culture

191 Highland Ave Suite 6B. Somerville, MA 02143

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Special Thanks to the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT for Collaborating with us in this Film Screening Program! 

Stay tuned for more information!

 

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