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Nadi Cinema: Wajib/Obligation (Palestine 2017)
Start Date: 9/4/2019Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 9/4/2019End Time: 9:00 PM
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A father and son deliver invitations to their daughter/sister’s wedding. Will the estranged mom fly in from abroad? A micro-study of family and feud starring Palestinian stars (and real father-son), Muhammad and Saleh Bakri (Arabic w/ English subtitles – 96 minutes)


From Turkey to Palestine, Iran to India, Nadi Cinema introduces viewers to the storytelling and vision of filmmakers across North Africa and the Middle East. All films — classics, cult favorites, recent hits, comedies, tragedies, political thrillers, social commentaries, and romances, in black-white and living color — are subtitled in English.

This semester Nadi Cinema is partnering with Mohja Kahf’s course on Arab Women Writers, examining the films in the Fall line-up by defining directing as writing. All films selected for screening are directed by women, some veteran some new, and some of these directors have penned the screenplays.  For our final film we leave the Arab world and head to South Asia for a brief comparison. Bring a friend and stay for the discussion afterward!

The series is hosted by Joel Gordon, professor in the Department of History at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Contact Information:
Name: Middle East Studies
Phone: 479.575.2175
Email: mest@uark.edu
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All screenings are free and open to the public, and take place at 7 p.m. in the Hembree Auditorium, room 107E in the Agricultural Food and Life Science building (AFLS), next to the Pat Walker Health Center on Maple Street. Metered parking is available nearby at the Garland Avenue Parking Garage.

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