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FILM SCREENINGS

<i>Love Aborted</i>. 1985. Syria/France. Directed by Omar Amiralay
  • The Misfortunes of Some…

    1981. Syria/France/Lebanon. Omar Amiralay. 52 min.

  • Love Aborted

    1985. Syria/France. Omar Amiralay. 52 min.

Thursday, November 11, 2010, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Misfortunes of Some…

    1981. Syria/France/Lebanon. Directed by Omar Amiralay. Hajj Ali makes a living as a taxi driver during the day, carrying citizens safely across the city, but he also runs a funeral home, waiting for “customers” to be delivered daily. As he documents one man’s existence in civil war-ravaged Beiruit, Amiralay creats a tragicomic portrait of a society held captive by conflict. In Arabic; English subtitles. 52 min.

  • Love Aborted

    1985. Syria/France. Directed by Omar Amiralay. In the year leading up to a 1985 international conference on gender equality in Beijing, filmmakers all over the world took part in a series of documentary films exploring changing relationships between men and women. Amiralay, invited to explore the changing social and economic status of women in Egypt, chose his female protagonists from across classes—lawyers, actresses, domestic workers—and dared them to reveal the intricacies of their interior worlds. In Arabic; English subtitles. 52 min.