Iraqi Odyssey: A Global Family Saga by Samir
Monday, November 30, 6:00 p.m.
The Iris and Gerald B. Cantor Center, 36 E. 8th Street, Theater 101
Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation. You can watch the trailer here.
(2015, Iraq, Switzerland) 162 Minutes
After-film panel discussion with:
Ella Shohat, Professor, New York University
Sinan Antoon, Associate Professor, New York University
* Switzerland’s Official Entry to the 88th Academy Awards
* Doors open at 5:45