MENA UNCSA Film Screening

ACE TheaterMENA (Middle East and North Africa) UNCSA will host a screening of "The Reports on Sarah and Saleem." There will be a Q&A to follow, facilitated by faculty members Shahin Nemat-Gorgani and Bethany Kibler.

Event Details

  • Friday, Feb. 16
  • 7 p.m.
  • Babcock Theater, within ACE Theater


Film Description

A simple affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, springing from a need to escape the pressure of their lives, becomes twisted by security services. An issue, which is usually personal and private, becomes a political espionage between the two nations in Muayad Alayan’s engrossing sophomore feature “The Reports on Sarah and Saleem.” This psychosocial drama with political thriller elements deftly conveys the tensions, both physical and mental, between West and East Jerusalem, showing how societal forces prevent any form of normalized relations between Israelis and Palestinians.
Trigger Warnings: Sexual content, nudity, violence, gender violence, short lasting disturbing scenes.

About the Organization

MENA, standing for Middle East and North Africa, is for students with heritage, connections, nationalities, etc., within the region. We wish to bring people with ties to the Middle East and North Africa together for celebratory events on campus to build a community at UNCSA. MENA UNCSA also welcomes students who might be interested in learning more about the region!

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Feb. 9, 2024