Film Screening Series: Arab Cities | Al Awda Ila Homs

Film - Documentary | October 15 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Ahmad Diab, Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Ussama Makdisi, Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Screening: ‘AL-AWDA ILA HOMS ’ (THE RETURN TO HOMS)

Director: Tarek Derki, 2013 (89 min)

Guests: Prof. Ahmad Diab (Department of Near-Eastern Studies) and Prof. Ussama Makdisi (Department of History)

Moderated by: Heba Alnajada (Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Architecture)

Synopsis: A documentary that looks behind the barricades of besieged Homs and the material and immaterial destruction of the city by following AbdulBaset Al-Sarout and his anti-government group and the audacious hope of revolution crumbling like the buildings around them.

 CA, dkhanaka@berkeley.edu, 5106434349