Underground, by Fared Eslam. 2015. USA. 85 minutes
A documentary about the Arab
Spring, follows underground artists from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine,
Jordan and Israel from 2009 to 2013.
The Middle East immediately brings
to mind conflict, flow of refugees and unstable geographies. Yet, amid its
complexities, we forget about its natural, cultural, religious diversity and
the colorful landscapes, beautiful music and delicious food. The series aims to
discuss contemporary issues in the Middle East through an interdisciplinary
Each event will be introduced by
one of the co-organizers of the Series, and followed by an Q&A session.
The screenings are open to the
public and they are free.
The series is organized and
co-sponsored by the student groups International Student Union and Hayat,
History Department, International Affairs Program, MDOCS John. B. Moore
Documentary Studies Collaborative, Zankel
Chair Professor of Management and Liberal Arts in the Department of Management
and Business, Environmental Studies and Sciences Program, and the Library.