TONIGHT: Middle East Film Series to Screen “Amreeka”

When: Tonight, October 26 at 6:00 pm

Where: Birge Hall, Room B-302

The Center for Middle East Studies invites all students to attend tonight’s screening of “Amreeka,” an award-winning film about a family from Palestine and their dream of building a new life in small town Illinois. Critics have praised “Amreeka” for showcasing the struggles of immigrant families, as well as the lives of first-generation teenagers who feel caught between two worlds.

Admission is free for all films–please see below for our complete schedule:

Amreeka (October 26th)
Under the Bombs (November 8th)
Le Grand Voyage (November 29th)
Daughter of Keltoum (December 14th)

These movies were produced in a variety of countries, and they address important issues such as religion, gender dynamics, and cross-cultural communication.