Fourth Film: Amreeka
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
6:00 PM on ZOOM
We will WATCH the film together and then discuss it!
In the last years, mainstream Hollywood has tried to diversify the film industry, often with mixed results. In our Spring 2021 Film Series, we put Black, Indigenous, and People of Color center stage and to listen and learn from their stories. Spanning different genres, identities, and timeframes, we explore what stories matter to people of color when they are behind the lens, the pen, and the screen. Join us for screenings throughout the semester and delve into some of the most interesting, provocative, and fun films of the last 20 years!
Muna, a woman living in the Occupied West Bank, wins the visa lottery to bring her family to the United States. Set in the first months of the US invasion of Iraq, Muna must navigate living in a new country and the racism she encounters. This family dramedy explores life for Arabs in the United States during the War on Terror. Join Professors Hanan Hammad and Randa Tawil to talk about Arab American feminisms, race in post-9/11 America, and immigration.