List of Events

ICAL
    • Human Weapon
    • When: January 30, 2004 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: This film explores the 20th century roots of suicide bombing, from kamikaze pilots in World War II to the present-day practices of Al-Quaeda and other militant groups.
    • Secular Childhood (And Other Religious Subjects)
    • When: February 12, 2004 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: 721 Broadway, Dean's Conference Room, New York
    • Summary: How do Christian understandings of sin, salvation, and selfhood continue to shape “secular” childhood in the United States?
    • Forget Baghdad
    • When: February 27, 2004 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: This documentary considers stereotypes of “the Jew” and “the Arab” through 100 years of film, linked with the biographies of five Iraqi Jews.
    • Who Owns the Passion?
    • When: March 12, 2004 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Where: Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Room 808
    • Summary: The debates sparked by Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ raise important questions about the ownership and popular circulation of sacred stories in secular public spaces.
    • Of Miracles and Special Effects
    • When: March 25, 2004 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: 721 Broadway, Dean's Conference Room, New York
    • Summary: “Special effects” evokes a cinematic sense of the technological future, yet also resonates with an older religious language of miraculous explanation.
    • Investigation of a Flame
    • When: September 10, 2004 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Where: 721 Broadway, Room 108, New York
    • Summary: An experimental documentary about the civil disobedience of the Catonsville Nine, the Berrigan brothers and other religiously-inspired peace activists, who burned draft records to protest the Vietnam War.
    • The Land Has Eyes, Pear Ta Ma ‘On Maf
    • When: October 1, 2004 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    • Where: National Museum of the American Indian, The George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green, New York, United States
    • Summary: This first feature by a Fiji native premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Set in the colonial era, it tells the story of a young woman inspired by her tradition of the Warrior Woman to clear her family name and resist the imposition of Christian values.
    • Sylvester: The Life and Work of a Musical Icon
    • When: October 8, 2004 - October 9, 2004
    • Where:
    • Summary: An exploration of the impact of the work of Sylvester—the influential yet overlooked African-American disco singer— on our understandings of music, race, celebrity, gender, and sexuality.
    • Projecting Blackness: African-American Religion in American Film
    • When: October 14, 2004 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Where: 721 Broadway, Dean's Conference Room, New York
    • Summary: An exploration of how Americans encountered African- American religion in the first half of the 20th century through film—from Hollywood’s early talkies and black-cast musicals, through race movies and World War II-era integration films.
    • Shoja Azeri
    • When: October 15, 2004
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: This “fictional documentary” provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tooba, performance artist Shirin Neshat’s recent installation, exploring the confluence of Iranian and Western cultures and the blurring of boundaries between fiction and reality.
    • Evangelicals, Popular Culture, and Mideast Politics
    • When: October 29, 2004 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: Recent popular Christian novels and movies present events in the Middle East as part of the unfolding of God’s plan for the end times. These apocalyptic visions have helped to reshape the terrain of modern evangelical culture in the region.
    • When is a Christian? Belief, Time, and the Problem of Christian Culture
    • When: November 4, 2004 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: Silver Center, 100 Washington Square East, New York
    • Summary: What does it mean to call recently missionized non-Western people “Christian”? How do anthropological ideas about time and meaning distort understandings of the impact of conversion to Christianity in different cultural settings?
    • Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival
    • When: November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004
    • Where: American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street and Central Park West
    • Summary: Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
    • The Fence
    • When: December 3, 2004 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Where: Kevorkian Center Screening Room, 50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street, New York University
    • Summary: Filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau spent a season working and living with families in Israel and the Palestinian Territory. The Fence is the intimate tale of two families on the opposing sides of the security barrier in the Jenin-Afula area.
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