Places in Middle East Cinema, A Film Festival

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 6:30pm

Places in Middle East Cinema, A Film Festival, presents Egypt...

Screening of Garbage Dreams (Mai Iskander, 2009, Egypt, 79 min)

PLACES IN MIDDLE EAST CINEMA is a Film Festival sponsored by University of Pennsylvania Cinema Studies Program, International Relations Program, Jewish Studies Program, Middle East Center, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival.

Very special thanks for curating the "Places in Middle East Cinema" 2010 Film Festival goes to Nili Gold (Penn, NELC), who organized the festival in collaboration with Iris Drechsler (PJFF), Nicola M. Gentili (Penn, CINE), Pardis Minuchehr (Penn, NELC), and Heather J. Sharkey (Penn, NELC).

We also wish to thank ArteEast, The Film, and MESA for their assistance in locating the movies screened at our festival.

We finally wish to add that inspiration for our festival came from ONE FILM, the film educational program curated by the Free Library of Philadelphia under the auspices of Ruth Perlmutter, that chose "Waltz with Bashir" as the movie for this year program. In addition, the theme of the festival, "places," came to mind to make our festival closer to the concept of this year Penn's Arts & the City's project as it was our intention to screen movies dealing with different cities of the Middle East.

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