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FEB
14
Film Screening - In the Last Days of the City
Date:
Thursday, 14 Feb 2019
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Library, Green Room (4th Floor, West)
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:

Film screening is a part of the Cities of the Arab World conference being held at MSU Feb. 14-15. This conference will explore not only the physicality of Arab citeis or the sociality of Arab urban environments, but also the place of the urban in Arab history, philosophy, literature and the arts.

In downtown Cairo in 2009, Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker struggles to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going through the difficulty and beautiy of living in Cairo.

Followed by a discussion led by Prof. Rola Nashef (Media and Information)