Film

27 Mar 2013

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Five Broken Cameras

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

2013 Academy Award Nominee, Documentary spanning 5 years of the struggle of one Palestinian villager against the Israeli Separation Barrier threatening his village, from the point of view of the 5 cameras destroyed in the process of making the film (Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi, 2011, 94 min.)

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13 Apr 2013

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Back to the Square

Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

Back to the Square is a powerful documentary that reveals citizens' continuing struggles following the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Roughly six months after the "Facebook Revolution," Director Petr Lom explores the lives of five seemingly unrelated people and, doing so, addresses larger issues plaguing the nation. A poor, illiterate horse herdsman struggles against political manipulation. A rural woman is forced to contend with tremendous sexual discrimination. A taxi driver relays his brutal experience in prison as a victim of police corruption.

07 Apr 2013

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Fragments of a Revolution

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 2:00pm
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave.
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

We watched the news headlines as a nation's youth took to the streets to demand justice. We added a ribbon to our Twitter defaults to show support for the protesters. This is not the story of Egypt, Libya, or Syria, but of the movement that started it all: the Green Revolution in Iran. An anonymous filmmaker living virtually in Iran tells the story of the 2009-2010 election protests by sharing with us his personal archives of YouTube videos, tweets, emails, and other brief clips of the chaos that authorities tried to shield from our eyes.

24 Mar 2013

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Tahrir: Liberation Square

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 3:00pm
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave.
Sponsored By: 
International Film Festival

Experience the overthrow of a 30-year regime of oppression, corruption, and abuse in Stefano Savona's documentary, Tahir: Liberation Square. Savona introduces us to young Egyptians who, day by day, come to the Square, chanting, marching and discussing the bright future of a free Egypt. We feel their exhilaration during an inspirational speech by Google executive Wael Ghonim, whose Facebook page helped spark the revolution. We feel their anger as an ex-convict admits that Mubarak hired prisoners as thugs to quell the demonstrators.

The Light Thief (Svet-Ake)

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh

In this colorful modern-day parable of good and evil, a humble village electrician devotes his compassion and ingenuity to destitute
neighbors in a wind-swept valley of Kyrgyzstan. Played with wry humanity by writer-director Aktan Arym Kubat, the trusting Mr. Light
strikes a suspect bargain with a rich developer running for local office, as unemployment threatens the survival of the community.
Stoking a dream to supply wind-generated electricity to the whole valley, the modest visionary comes up against an increasingly dark

20 Feb 2013

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18 Days

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

In 10 short episodes, 10 Egyptian directors imagine different narratives of the first 18 days of the Egyptian Revolution, culminating in the ouster of Mubarak (10 directors, 2011, 125 min).

06 Feb 2013

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The Night

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cathedral of Learning G13, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

Arab Film Series, Focus on the Arab World
...Roads to the Spring...

The Night is an epic narrative of the history of modern Syria from an autobiographical point of view (Muhammad Malas, 1993, 116 min)

04 Aug 2013

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A Screaming Man

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Carnegie Library, Main Library, Classroom A, 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

International Cinema Sunday

01 Nov 2012

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Reel Voices from the Middle East: Destiny

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:00pm
Cathedral of Learning, Room G-24
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Set in 12th century Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph. The caliph’s political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living.

16 Nov 2012

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Reel Voices from the Middle East: Heena Maysara

Friday, November 16, 2012 (All day)
Cathedral of Learning, Room G-24
Sponsored By: 
University of Pittsburgh

Poverty, cruelty and political corruption in Egypt. When Nahed (Sumaya Al Khasheb) escapes the advances of her stepfather, she runs right into the hands of rapists. Life takes a drastsic turn for the worse, and Nahed ends up a dancer whose child must live on the streets.

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