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A Tale of Two Syrias
Start Date: 3/18/2014Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 3/18/2014End Time: 5:45 PM

Event Description:

CUNY Dispute Resolution Center and Arab Student Union
invite everyone to the New York City debut of

A Tale of Two Syrias

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Haaren Hall room 630
524 West 59th Street

Screening 4:15 pm– 5:45 pm

Remarks by award-winning documentary filmmaker
Dr. Yasmin Fedda

Salem al Shimmiri
featured in the documentary and currently living in
New York City

The film, A Tale of Two Syrias, switches between two locations and two people just before the Syrian uprising in 2011. In Damascus, Salem is an Iraqi fashion designer who fled from Baghdad during the Iraq war. Botrus is a soccer loving monk in Mar Musa, a remote hillside monastery in the Syrian countryside that fosters reconciliation between Muslims and Christians. The film weaves between these two stories to paint an intimate portrait of a country that despite the recent media coverage, most people know very little about. By capturing the difficulties faced in Bashar al-Assad’s Syria and also their vision of a better, freer life in the future, in some ways the film pre-empts the current civil war.

Contact Information:
Name: Maria R. Volpe, Ph.D.
Phone: 212-237-8693
Email: mvolpe@jjay.cuny.edu
A Tale of Two Syrias

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