Discussion with Director Julian Schnabel & Novelist Rula Jebreal
When: 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Where: 417 Altschul Auditorium, International Affairs Building, Columbia University,
420 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10027

Moderated by Professors:

HAMID DABASHI, Professor of Iranian Studies & Comparative Literature, Columbia University HELGA TAWIL-SOURI, Professor of Media, Culture, & Communication, NYU

From Academy Award nominated director Julian Schnabel and based on the autobiographical novel of Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal, Miral tells the story of three generations of Palestinian women as they navigate the complexities of life after the creation of the state of Israel. Shot in Jerusalem, the film charts decades of history, from the onset of Israel’s occupation to the start of the “peace process.” Miral provides an unprecedented lens on Palestinian stories as told through Palestinian voices and experiences. Schnabel and Jebreal will discuss the political, historical, and artistic context of the movie, including the difficulties of making a movie about Palestine for the mainstream American audience.

Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. This event is sponsored by The Center for Palestine Studies. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute and Columbia Film School Carla Kuhn Series. To learn more about the Miral, please visit: http://www.miralmovie.com/