List of Events

ICAL
    • Bridges of Understanding? The Recent American Interest in Middle East Arts
    • When: January 18, 2007 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: What are the merits and pitfalls of relying on art exhibitions and public events to enhance understanding the Middle East and Islam?
    • Natural Family Values
    • When: February 7, 2007 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: Cantor Film Center, 10 E 8th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003
    • Summary: This film explores a small town in Utah that divides over a resolution defining “the natural family”, as a group of “unnatural” families rise up in defiance.
    • Recovering Contemporary Iraqi Art
    • When: March 8, 2007 12:30 pm - 1:45 am
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: This lecture will focus on the physical recovery of over 7000 works of looted contemporary Iraqi art, and the historical invisibility of contemporary Iraqi art from art historical narratives.
    • Amongst White Clouds
    • When: March 9, 2007 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: Cantor Film Center, 10 E 8th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003
    • Summary: A journey into the hidden tradition of China’s Buddhist hermit monks living in scattered retreats dotting China’s Zhongnan Mountain range.
    • Bab Ah-Hadid/Cairo Station: Reassessing an Egyptian Film Classic
    • When: April 2, 2007 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: Bab al-Hadid/Cairo Station (1958) is the consensus masterpiece of Youssef Chahine, Egypt’s most well-known director internationally.
    • Looking Jewish: Photography, Memory, and the Sacred
    • When: April 29, 2007 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Where: Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street, New York
    • Summary: Scholars, curators and artists explore how photographic practices memorialize the “vanished world” of East European Jewry before the Holocaust.
    • Visual Culture and the War on Terror
    • When: September 17, 2007 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: W.J.T. Mitchell addresses the post-9/11 image world.
    • Mediums, Media and Local Publics
    • When: September 20, 2007 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Screening Room, 53 Washington Square South, New York
    • Summary: This talk, grounded in urban Delhi, explores how religion is experienced through traditional mediums, television images, and other visual and acoustic forms; and how the self might be “in possession” of itself.
    • Culture and Habit
    • When: September 27, 2007 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY, United States
    • Summary: Habit is increasingly defined against the Kantian concept of culture as a process of free and undirected self-formation in modern social and cultural theory.
    • Return
    • When: October 4, 2007 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: The artist reopened his Iraqi-Jewish grandfather’s import-export business on Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue to address the absence of any “Product of Iraq” in U.S. stores, signing the first contract in thirty years to import Iraq’s world-famous dates.
    • The First Thursdays Film Series
    • When: October 4, 2007 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    • Where: Cantor Film Center, 10 E 8th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003
    • Summary: Scholars and filmmakers discuss controversial and insightful independent feature and documentary films, spotlighting Asian/Pacific/American diasporic filmmaking and issues.
    • Leila Khaled, Hijacker
    • When: October 12, 2007 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: This film about a Palestinian woman hijacker challenges assumptions about those who resort to violence, as well as the current discourse on Islam and terrorism. Followed by a discussion with director Lina Makboul.
    • Hip-Hip: Beyond Beats and Rhyme
    • When: October 15, 2007 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: 721 Broadway, Room 006, New York
    • Summary: A provocative look at masculinity and manhood in rap and hip-hop, where creativity collides with misogyny and homophobia, exposing the complex intersections of culture and commerce.
    • The First Thursdays Film Series
    • When: November 1, 2007 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    • Where:
    • Summary: Scholars and filmmakers discuss controversial and insightful independent feature and documentary films, spotlighting Asian/Pacific/American diasporic filmmaking and issues.
    • Picturing Tibet: Film Practices and Critical Perspectives
    • When: November 2, 2007 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Where: Cantor Film Center, 10 E 8th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003
    • Summary: Scholars discuss the work of Tibetan writers and directors whose vernacular forms of cinema are rich with cultural reference and narrative innovation.
    • Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival
    • When: November 7, 2007 - November 10, 2007
    • Where: American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street and Central Park West
    • Summary: This showcase for international documentaries encompasses a broad spectrum of work from films on human rights to experimental nonfiction.
    • The First Thursdays Film Series
    • When: December 6, 2007 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Where: Cantor Film Center, 10 E 8th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003
    • Summary: Scholars and filmmakers discuss controversial and insightful independent feature and documentary films, spotlighting Asian/Pacific/American diasporic filmmaking and issues.
    • Postcards From Tora Bora
    • When: December 7, 2007 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: A young Afghan-American woman returns to her childhood home and memories, searching for evidence of her former life, finding herself in an Afghanistan she barely recognizes, where the past collides with the present.
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