The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University was created in 1966 to foster the interdisciplinary study of the modern and contemporary Middle East and to enhance public understanding of the region. The Kevorkian Center's activities focus on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area stretching from North Africa to Central Asia, and on the historical processes that have shaped the present.
Monday, November 30, 6:00 p.m.
(2015, Iraq, Switzerland) 162 Minutes
Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation.
After-film discussion with Samir (Filmmaker), Ella Shohat (Art and Policy, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU), and Sinan Antoon (Gallatin School, NYU).
Thursday, December 3, 5:00 p.m.
Naghmeh Sohrabi , Middle East History, Brandeis University
Manijeh Nasrabadi , Asian American Studies, UC Davis
Belle Cheves , History, Harvard University