Film Showing & Discussion of “The Other Son” Nov 14 at 5 in Greenbrier

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Date:  Thursday November 14, 2013, 2013

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Greenbriar Theatre, ASU Student Union

Admission: Free, open to the public

Are you interested in having a better understanding of Israeli and Palestinian families, identity, and society?  Then you are encouraged to attend the film, "The Other Son" this coming Thursday evening.

"The Other Son is a compelling, moving, and humane film about the families of two young men -- one Israeli, the other Palestinian -- who discover that their sons were accidentally switched at birth.  This revelation turns their lives upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, values and beliefs. This is a life affirming story about finding compassion for the "other".  The film won Best Director Award and the Tokyo Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2012.

Discussion after the film will be led by Palestinian-American, Dr. Jawad Bargothi, who is Professor Emeritus from the ASU Department of Government and Justice Studies.

The event is presented as part of International Education Week and presented in partnership between the ASU Library, the ASU Muslim Students Association and the ASU Office of International Education and Development.  It is the fourth event of the Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures “Let’s Talk about It” Program, a series of book and film discussions supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association.  This series follows upon the Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Program begun in spring 2013.

 

For more information contact: Allan Scherlen, Belk Library - scherlnag@appstate.edu

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