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AFS Presents: Silvered Water: Syria Self Portrait
July 6 @ 7:30 pm
Special introduction by Sofian Merabet of the UT Department of Anthropology and Center for Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas.
Directed by Wiam Bedirxan and Ossama Mohammed
France/Syria, 2014, DCP, 92 Min, In Arabic with English Subtitles
By far the most astounding film about the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria, this formally adventurous documentary uses first-hand video accounts of residents in Homs to convey an unspeakable loss of life and country. This film contains disturbing images of the human suffering in Syria.
Sofia Merabet: a socio-cultural anthropologist with an expertise in the modern Middle East (with a focus on Lebanon and Syria) and the wider Muslim world, including Muslim immigrant communities in Europe and the Arab Diaspora in South America (especially Argentina). His interdisciplinary research analyzes the human geography of queer identity formations and the social production of queer space as constitutive features of wider class, religious, and gender relations.