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MES Alumni Dinner following "Take My Pictures For Me"


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The Institute for Middle East Studies invites you to a Film Screening and Discussion: Take My Pictures For Me with Amahl Bishara followed by an alumni dinner with Professor Nathan Brown

Thursday, April 12 | 6:00 pm Screening, 7:30 pm Alumni Dinner
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Room 505 (Dinner off-site)
*The dinner is for MES (MA & BA) alumni and is free.

Can anyone really capture another people's stories? In this short documentary, Prof. Amahl Bishara puts the very notion of representing other people to question. In conversations with her colleague Musa, an award-winning photojournalist, Bishara captures Palestinian frustrations over restricted movement while telling a personal story of memory and identity. Following the documentary, Bishara will discuss her motivations for the film and engage with the audience.

Amahl Bishara is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University. Her research revolves around expression, space, media, and settler colonialism. She is currently working on two book projects on Palestinian politics and society. Bishara also regularly writes for such outlets as Jadaliyya, Middle East Report and has been involved with the production of bilingual Arabic and English children's books about refugee lives, including The Boy and the Wall. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from New York University.

This event is held in conjunction with the 2018 IMES Annual Conference: Nakba, Past and Present.

Please RSVP for the film screening at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZMrx_Wb2OTYcNYvZu27pdYLe8t-eCANBR0sA_6315lL5CEA/viewform

Please RSVP for the dinner by emailing egarbe@email.gwu.edu