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October 2019

Ackland Film Forum: The Blessed

29 October | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Ackland Film Forum: Recent Films by Arab Women Filmmakers Tuesdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19 | 7 PM at the Varsity Theatre October 29, 2019: The Blessed Dir. Sofia Djama, Qatar, 2017 Introductory Remarks by Juliane Hammer (History, UNC-Chapel Hill) SYNOPSIS Algiers, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria: Amal tells about lost…

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November 2019

Ackland Film Forum: Mussolini’s Sister

5 November | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Ackland Film Forum: Recent Films by Arab Women Filmmakers Tuesdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19 | 7 PM at the Varsity Theatre November 5, 2019: Mussolini's Sister Dir. Juna Suleiman, Palestine, 2018 Introductory Remarks by Yaron Shemer (Asian Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill) SYNOPSIS In a documentary with a dash of fiction, we enter the mind of the elderly Hiam, a Palestinian woman from Nazareth. We see her at the hairdresser’s, waxing her upper lip and shuffling her way…

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Ackland Film Forum: Women Without Men

12 November | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Ackland Film Forum: Recent Films by Arab Women Filmmakers Tuesdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19 | 7 PM at the Varsity Theatre November 12, 2019: Women Without Men Dir. Shirin Neshat, Iran, 2009 Introductory Remarks by Ehsan Mashhadi (Asian Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill) SYNOPSIS Made in collaboration with her partner, filmmaker Shoja Azari, Neshat's Women Without Men is an adaptation of the novel by Shahrnush Parsipur, a book banned in Iran by the censors of the Islamic Republic.…

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Ackland Film Forum: 3000 Nights

19 November | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Ackland Film Forum: Recent Films by Arab Women Filmmakers Tuesdays, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19 | 7 PM at the Varsity Theatre November 19, 2019: 3000 Nights Mai Masri, Palestine, 2016 Introductory Remarks by Nadia Yacub (Asian Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill) SYNOPSIS Inspired by a true story and shot in a real prison, 3000 Nights traces a young mother’s journey of hope, resilience and survival against all odds. Accused of helping a teenage boy on the run, newlywed…

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