Festival of Iraqi Culture Event: The Language of the Eye: Short Films from Iraq

Sat, March 16, 2013 3:00 pm at Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

Free and Open to the Public

"Cola" (2011)

Yahya Al-Allaq, director. A girl becomes the sole provider for her large family because of her father's illness (19 min.). Arabic with English subtitles

"Frame" (2011)

Luay Fadhil, director. A photographer uses an old camera to photograph the film's characters within its frame (16 min.). Arabic with English subtitles

"Threat" (Gef) (2005)

Shawkat Amin Korki, director. A boy, who is supporting his family, gets into trouble on his first day at work (23 min.).

"One Day in Khadimiya Prison" (2008)

Oday Salah, director. Documents the life of women prisoners inside a Baghdad prison (50 min.). Arabic with English subtitles

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3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.


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Shawkat Amin Korki
Shawkat Amin Korki
One Day in Khadimiya Prison
One Day in Khadimiya Prison

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