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Friday, October 20

Mare Nostrum (14 minutes) & On the Bride’s Side (89 minutes)
Displacement(s) Film Series
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Global Studies Center
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and International Week along with CMU IFF
Lynn Kawaratani,
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Mare Nostrum (14 minutes)
On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybh4czwN6YE

On the Bride’s Side (89 minutes)
A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and a dozen or so Italian and Syrian friends as wedding guests, they cross halfway over Europe on a four-day journey of three thousand kilometers.
Trailer: http://www.iostoconlasposa.com/en/#trailer

Discussion with Pitt Professor Heath Cabot