Starr Forum: Film Series 2008: Women and the Middle East

February 8, 2008 - 5:30pm to April 8, 2008 - 8:00pm
33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

This Spring CIS presents three films from the Middle East, based in Algeria/France, Israel/The Golan Heights and Iraq before, during and after the US war and invasion in 2003. The films focus on the lives of three women, linked together by their Middle Eastern identity and a variety of challenging issues. They are portrayed while following their life paths amidst the political and social trials common to the region. Meriam Belli, Anat Biletzki and Ban Al-Mahfodh from MIT will discuss some background aspects to the three films presented (respectively). They will aim to examine the socio-political context that Middle Eastern women are facing in the region. Both the films and speakers will attempt to throw light on their roles as women within the context of trying circumstances of isolation, tribulation and modern warfare, while holding on to freedom of spirit. 

Film Dates: January 8, March 8, April 8

Sponsored by the Center for International Studies and the MIT Lecture Series Committee. 

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served