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Edwards College Film Series: Department of Politics

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS FILM SERIES

Waltz with Bashir

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 5 p.m.

Ari Folman’s 2008 award-winning drama incorporates both animation and documentary filmmaking to render his search for lost memories from the Lebanon War. As he takes the plunge to rediscover his past, atrocities committed in the war begin to resurface.

Following the screening, Christopher Gunn, assistant professor of history, and Samih Baalbaki, instructor with CCU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, lead a discussion on memory and repression within conflict and war. This film is in Hebrew with English subtitles.

This film is rated R and contains content that may be inappropriate for children. Parental discretion is advised.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)

Edwards College Film Series: Department of Politics

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS FILM SERIES

Osama

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m.

Winner of the 2003 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, Osama tells the story of three generations of women affected by the advent of the Taliban’s rule in their land. In the wake of this new regime, women are forbidden to leave their homes without a boy or man as accompaniment. With nowhere left to turn, a mother and grandmother disguise Golbahari, a 12-year old girl, as a boy. Now named Osama, the girl embarks on a terrifying journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from discovering her true identity.

Following the screening, CCU faculty members Aneilya Barnes, associate professor of history, and Virginia Norris, teaching associate of politics, provide cultural and political context on the film. This film is in Persian with English subtitles.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)

Edwards College Film Series: Department of Politics

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS FILM SERIES

United States of Hate

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5 p.m.

In this 2016 documentary, BBC Three examines an upsurge in Islamophobia in America, featuring both Texan anti-Islam groups and American Muslims. Award-winning director and producer Steph Atkinson asks how America reached its current level of racial conflict and whether the fears between these different groups are justified.

Following the screening, Mouna Zitouni, Distinguished International Visiting Lecturer, and Mikel Norris, assistant professor of politics, lead a discussion on racial tensions throughout various groups within modern America.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)

Edwards College Film Series: Department of Politics

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS FILM SERIES

Losing Iraq

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m.

Part of the PBS Frontline documentary series on the rise of the Islamic State, Losing Iraq examines the unfolding chaos within the country and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the film traces America’s role from the 2003 invasion to the current violence, emphasizing what went wrong and what happens next.

Following the screening, Joseph Fitsanakis and Suheir Daoud, associate professors of politics, lead a discussion focusing on the political implications of these events.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union, A-110
Admission: Free and open to the public (no ticket required)