For those who live in Boston:
FILM, MUSIC AND MEDIA:
Mediums for Political Expression in the Middle East Region
Thursday, May 7th
4:00 – 6:30 PM
This public event will feature two documentary film makers, Shamir Allibhai and Jackie Salloum, and a screening of SLING SHOT HIP HOP (www.slingshothiphop.com), a documentary on Palestinian Hip Hop artists in the Occupied Territories and Israel. The documentary will serve as a platform for discussion on the role of Hip Hop and film in fostering artistic and social agency, and creating a meaningful bridge between communities in different cultural and political situations. The film offers a window into the role music and media can play to create social networks, address political struggles, and harness technology in the formation of purpose driven cultures of social inquiry.
This event is sponsored by the Outreach Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University & The Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Co-sponsors: the Society for Arab Students at Harvard, the Pluralism Project, and the Harvard Islamic Society.
CGIS South Building
1730 Cambridge Street
Ground Floor, Belfer Case Study Room (Room #S020)
Cambridge, MA 02138
4:00 – 4:35 pm Welcome and introduction to film, music and media and forums of political expression
- Ben Williams (moderator), lecture series manager of the Islam in the West program at Harvard, MTS candidate at Harvard Divinity School.
- Shamir Allibhai, producer of An Islamic Conscience: The Aga Khan and the Ismailis, founding member and Commercial Director of the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation.
- Jackie Salloum, director of Sling Shot Hip Hop, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival-Documentary Competition.
4:35 – 6:00 pm Screening of SLING SHOT HIP HOP
6:00 – 6:30 pm Discussion of the film
*Refreshments will be served
** This event is sponsored by the Outreach Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Middle East Initiative and the Initiative on Contemporary State and Society in the Islamic World at the Harvard Kennedy School
Cosponsored by The Pluralism Project, Harvard Islamic Society and the Society for Arab Students, Harvard University.
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