Displacement Film Series: Mare Nostrum and On the Bride's Side

20 Oct 2017


Join us for an International Week Event featuring films about refugee displacement followed by a discussion by Pitt Professor Heath Cabot.

Mare Nostrum (14 minutes)
On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybh4czwN6YE

On the Bride’s Side (89 minutes)
A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and a dozen or so Italian and Syrian friends as wedding guests, they cross halfway over Europe on a four-day journey of three thousand kilometers.
Trailer: http://www.iostoconlasposa.com/en/#trailer

Event Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sponsored By: 
Pitt Global Studies Center, International Week, CMU IFF
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium