Iraq+10 Film Series: Turtles Can Fly

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm

CAS B36 (725 Comm. Ave)

The Iraq+10 project presents a series of Middle Eastern and Western films recognizing the decennial anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.

Take a break from your textbooks and come attend this semester’s last installment of the Iraq+10 film series, Turtles Can Fly. On the eve of the second Gulf War, a Kurdish village in Iraq waits for the American invasion with a mixture of trepidation and hope, and a hunger for information. The film follows the daily struggles of the local children, many of them orphans and refugees, some of them maimed by mines and otherwise scarred by war. A touching story, Turtles Can Fly was the first movie shot in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Please RSVP Mikaela at for refreshments. (TBA)

* Films being held in conjunction with CAS courses AN307 and IR507/PO571. Sponsored by the BU Institute for Iraqi Studies. Public welcome to attend.

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