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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Film Screening + Conversation: Alois Nebel

Starts:
6:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2013
Ends:
8:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2013
Location:
Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 206
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/european/upcoming-events/
Alois Nebel is a 2011 Czech animated drama film directed by Tomš Luňk, based on the comic-book trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromr 99. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dispatcher at the small railway station in Bl Potok, a remote village on the Czech–Polish border. He’s a loner, who prefers old timetables to people, and he finds the loneliness of the station tranquil – except when the fog rolls in. Then he hallucinates, sees trains from the last hundred years pass through the station. They bring ghosts and shadows from the dark past of Central Europe. Alois can’t get rid of these nightmares and eventually ends up in sanatorium. In the sanatorium, he gets to know The Mute, a man carrying an old photograph who was arrested by the police after crossing the border. No one knows why he came to Bl Potok or who he’s looking for, but it is his past that propels Alois on his journey. Alois Nebel is an international co-production between Negativ, Czech TV (Czech Republic), Tobogang (Slovakia) and Pallas Film (Germany). Pavel Strnad of Negativ is the main producer. The film will be introduced by Igor Lukes, Professor of International Relations and History and Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Boston.