War & Society Film Series West Beirut

March 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Coastal Theater(Lib Jackson Student Union A-110)

Tuesday March 21

5:00 PM | The Coastal Theater(Lib Jackson Student Union A-110)

This 1998 Lebanese drama is set in 1975 as Beirut is split into two factions in the war between the Christian militia and Lebanese Muslims. Teenager Tarek’s parents fight over whether to stay or go, while he journeys through the ruins of the city on excursions with his friends Omas and May, a young Christian girl. Together they film the scenes of destruction on a Super-8 camera, learning much about life along the way. Following the screening, Samih Baalbaki, a native and former resident of Beirut, provides the historical and political context for the film, along with his own personal experiences, and leads a discussion on Lebanon, Beirut and the Lebanese civil war.

Presented by: Department of History

Free and open to the public.

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