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My So-Called Enemy

Tuesday, March 18
Presented by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center
USA (2010) Dir. Lisa Gossels. In 2002, six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls participated in a U.S.-based program where they came to know their “enemies” as human beings. The coming of age story documents how they reconcile their transformative experience with the realities of life in the Middle East over the next seven years, and explores the human consequences of all conflicts as seen through the eyes of the six young women. English, Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles. 87 mins. DVD.

Valentino’s Ghost

Wednesday, March 19
Presented by Douglas Knight, Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies.
USA (2013) Dir. Michael Singh. Singh makes a powerful case about the prevalence of stereotyping Arabs and Muslims in films, the media, and elsewhere. Much of the research for the film was undertaken at Vanderbilt’s Television News Archives. The director will participate in post-screening Q&A via Skype. English. 95 mins. DVD.