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Lens on the Middle East

April 11, 2017

Fared Eslam’s Yallah Underground, a 2015 documentary about the Arab Spring, follows underground artists from Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel between 2009 and 2013. The last installment in this semester’s Middle East film series at Skidmore, it will be screened and discussed Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in Emerson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

While the Middle East may bring to mind border conflicts, refugees, occupation, and civil war, the documentary series has also aimed to reflect the region’s natural and cultural diversity, from striking landscapes to beautiful music to delicious food.

The series was co-sponsored by student groups (International Student Union, Hayat, Asian Cultural Awareness), academic offices (History Department, International Affairs Program, Management and Business Department, Environmental Studies and Sciences Program), the Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative, the Zankel Chair in Management for Liberal Arts Students, and Scribner Library.   

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