Thursday, March 28, 2013 | 8 PM
Linsly-Chittenden Hall | Room 101 | Open to the public
OMAR AMIRALAY, 1997
SYRIA | ARABIC WITH SUBTITLES | 49 MINUTES
The film was based on an interview with the late dramatist Saadallah Wannous a few months before he died of cancer. Wannous narrates his somber and relentless reflections – an adieu to a generation for whom the Arab-Israeli conflict has been the source of all disillusion. The playwright recounts, with some regret for the lost opportunities that resulted, how the Palestinian struggle became a central part of intellectual life for an entire generation.
Followed by a discussion with Mohammad Al Attar, Dalia Basiouny, and Eyad Houssami with Ronald Gregg.