"Omar" Movie Screening- Pitt Arabic Club

29 Jan 2015


Pitt's Arabic and Culture Club is showing showing "Omar" a 2013 Palestinian film that received a Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for an Oscar, and was even screened by the UN in New York. It is directed by Hany Abu-Assad, the same director as "Paradise Now."

This movie is a thriller/love story taking place in the West Bank. "Omar" tells the story of a baker of the same name who is arrested and beaten by Israeli intelligence agents after three young Palestinians decide to kill an Israeli soldier. He is forced to work as a double agent for Israeli intelligence, and the film follows the difficult choices he makes and the cat-and-mouse game he plays with Israeli authorities. Check out the trailer here!

We'll be showing the movie in the Cathedral, room 306 at 8:45 PM. As usual, we will be offering extra credit for all Pitt Arabic students who attend if you write us a short paragraph in Arabic about the movie you saw.

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:45pm to 11:00pm
Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Avenue, Room 306