Theater of Operations Film Series

Through March 1, 2020

MoMA PS1

Amid the Alien Corn. 1990. Great Britain/Italy. Directed by Kasim Abid
  • Tickets are available at MoMA PS1

Over the course of the exhibition Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011, more than 20 films that span both mainstream and independent filmmaking throughout the Gulf War (1991) and the Iraq War (2003–2011) will be screened in the MoMA PS1 cinema. Featuring works that are rarely shown in the US—many directed and produced by Iraqis—as well as award-winning Hollywood movies, this series complicates mainstream news media narratives around the wars, offering key insights and perspectives while at times presenting misleading or dated depictions. Also included are documentaries that depict the situations American troops faced on the ground, as well as those focused on the realities of daily life for Iraqis.

Programs will begin at 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. on all given dates unless otherwise specified.

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