Sep 2018

24 Sep 2018

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan, David Ranz to present on South Asia Strategy – The Bilateral Relationship between Pakistan and the United States

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Baker Hall A53, Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored By: 
Institute for Politics & Strategy

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan, David Ranz, will discuss the current status of the U.S.-Pakistan bilateral relationship and where Pakistan fits into the Administration’s South Asia strategy

Contact: 
Jose M. Lopez Sanchez, jmls@cmu.edu

26 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Ava

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

2017 | Canada and Iran | 103 Minutes | Drama/Thriller

Sadaf Foroughi's semi-autobiographical film debut focuses on teenager Ava's coming of age in a strict, traditional society and an even more strict, traditional household. After committing an act of rebellion, Ava must navigate her relationship with her parents, peers and teachers as her rage grows against both the people in her life and social restrictions in Iran. Dark and riveting, Ava explores the youths’ need to be heard and understood.

General Admission: $10.00

26 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Daha

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 8:30pm to 11:30pm
Harris Theater 809 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

2017 | Turkey | 115 Minutes | Drama

In Onur Saylak's debut feature, fourteen-year-old Gaza helps his domineering father smuggle refugees from war-torn countries to Europe, giving them temporary lodgings and scant food until they attempt the crossing. Gaza dreams of escaping this life, but can't help being drawn into a dark world of immorality, exploitation, and human suffering. Gritty and disturbing, Daha asks the question: can you avoid becoming a monster when you've been raised by one?

General Admission: $10.00

27 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Centerpiece:Disappearance

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Regent Square Theater, 1035 S Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15221

2017 | Iran and Qatar | 88 Minutes | Drama

27 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Scaffolding

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Alumni Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

2017 | Israel and Poland | 99 Minutes | Drama

28 Sep 2018

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Spatial Debilities: Slow Life and Disaster Capitalism in Palestine

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
1500 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Rhetoric Society of America Pitt Graduate Student Chapter

Join the Rhetoric Society of America Pitt Graduate Student Chapter in hosting Dr. Jasbir K. Puar for a public research presentation. The address is part of a workshop on Race, Media, and Technology. As the keynote address, Dr. Jasbir K. Puar will be presenting an argument from her most recent book, The Right to Maim: Debility, Capacity, Disability.

28 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Wajib

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Regent Square Theater, 1035 S Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15221

2017 | Palestine, France, Germany, Colombia, Norway, Qatar and UAE | 96 Minutes | Drama

Divorced father Abu Shadi has accepted that he will be living alone once his daughter’s upcoming wedding takes place. In the meantime, Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand-delivering the wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom. In this tense, yet quirky take on the relationship of an estranged father and son, Wajib challenges the fragility and differences in lifestyles between countries and generations.

29 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Ava

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15260

2017 | Canada and Iran | 103 Minutes | Drama/Thriller

Sadaf Foroughi's semi-autobiographical film debut focuses on teenager Ava's coming of age in a strict, traditional society and an even more strict, traditional household. After committing an act of rebellion, Ava must navigate her relationship with her parents, peers and teachers as her rage grows against both the people in her life and social restrictions in Iran. Dark and riveting, Ava explores the youths’ need to be heard and understood.

General Admission: $10.00

First Screening:

29 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Abu

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222

2017 | Canada/ Pakistan/Japan/Saudi Arabia/Thailand| 80 Minutes | Documentary

Abu is a journey to the center of a fragmented family while they grapple with religion, sexuality, colonialism and migration. Through a tapestry of narratives composed of family footage, observation and classic Bollywood films, gay-identifying Pakistani-Muslim filmmaker Arshad Khan takes viewers through the tense relationships between family and fate, conservatism and liberalism and modernity and familiarity.

General Admission: $10.00

First Screening:

29 Sep 2018

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Silk Screen Festival: Nude

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:45pm to 11:00pm
Regent Square Theater, 1035 S Braddock Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15221

2018 | India | 110 Minutes | Drama

After her husband abandons her and their 12 year old son for another woman, Yamuna is left with no choice but to move to Mumbai for survival. The job she finds is to be a nude model at an art school. She will do everything to fulfill her dream to help her son lead a successful life in future. But fearing society, she keeps her profession a secret--this award-winning film captures the poignance of being a female and being a parent in a world where neither title earns its bearer respect.

General Admission: $10.00

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