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Department of History War and Society Film Series: West Beirut Bookmark and Share

Mar 21

5 p.m. @ The Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Studio Union A-110

This 1998 Lebanese drama is set in 1975 as Beirut is split into two factions in the war between the Christian militia and Lebanese Muslims. Teenager Tarek’s parents fight over whether to stay or go, while he journeys through the ruins of the city on excursions with his friends Omas and May, a young Christian girl. Following the screening, Samih Baalbaki, a native and former resident of Beirut, provides the historical and political context for the film, along with his own personal experiences, and leads a discussion on Lebanon, Beirut and the Lebanese civil war.

The Coastal Theater
Lib Jackson Student Union A-110

Free and open to the public (no ticket required)

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