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Marymount Film Fest: Global Perspectives on the Middle East

Thu, Mar 20, 2014, 11:00 AM - Fri, Mar 21, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: Reinsch Library Auditorium

Everyone in the Marymount community is cordially invited to the MU Film Fest, a two-day event featuring award-winning foreign language films that explore compelling human dramas set in the context of the Middle East. Questions? Contact Dr. Marguerite Rippy at mrippy@marymount.edu
The schedule is as follows
Thursday. March 20
Religion and Conflict in the Middle East
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "The Other Son" (2012) A Palestinian and an Israeli discover they were switched at birth. Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Xk7_Jk0TA
1 to 1:30 p.m. Break
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Panel discussion on Religion, Culture and Conflict in the Middle East
2:45 p.m. "Incendies" (2010), Canadian twins travel to the Middle East to fulfill their mother's final wishes and discover their heritage. Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nycksytL1A

Friday, March 21
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. "Persepolis"; trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PXHeKuBzPY
1:30 to 2 p.m. Break
2 to 3:15 p.m. Panel discussion on film depictions of Iran and the Middle East
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. "Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People," a documentary analyzing common stereotypes of Arabs in American cinema; followed by discussion. Sponsored by the International Club.
Trailer at //www.reelbadarabs.com/screening.html