Archive for the ‘Iraq+10’ Category

Iraq + 10 Film Series: Son of Babylon

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

CAS B36, 725 Commonwealth Ave.

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

In Son of Babylon a willful young boy follows his just as obstinate grandmother in a journey across Iraq, determined to discover the fate of her missing son, Ahmed’s father, who never returned from war.

Please RSVP Mikaela at smscinst@bu.edu for refreshments.

* Films being held in conjunction with CAS course IR503/PO570. Sponsored by the BU Institute for Iraqi Studies. Public welcome to attend.

Iraq +10 Film Series: The List

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

6:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2013

IR Eilts Room, 154 Bay State Road, Rm 203

Screenshot from 2013-02-21 18:28:13The Iraq+10 project presents a series of Middle Eastern and Western films recognizing the decennial anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.

The List tells the story of Kirk Johnson, a modern-day Oskar Schindler who is fighting to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government and military to help rebuild Iraq. Directed by BU alumna, Beth Murphy.

** Please join us at 6 pm for a Q&A with Kirk Johnson himself!**

Please RSVP Mikaela at smscinst@bu.edu for refreshments. 

* Films being held in conjunction with CAS course IR503/PO570. Sponsored by the BU Institute for Iraqi Studies. Public welcome to attend.

Iraq +10 Film Series: The Dreams of Sparrows

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

6:30 pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CAS B12, 725 Commonwealth Ave.

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

The Dreams of Sparrows is a documentary film shot in post-war Iraq which presents conflicting points of view among Iraqis regarding the war, Saddam Hussein and the occupation.

Please RSVP Mikaela at smscinst@bu.edu for refreshments.

* Films being held in conjunction with CAS course IR503/PO570. Sponsored by the BU Institute for Iraqi Studies. Public welcome to attend.

Iraq+10 Film Series: Turtles Can Fly

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

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 smscinst@bu.edu 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.

IIS Announcements

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Contiguous States

Read the just-published report from the January 31, 2014, workshop.

Beth Murphy joins as Non-Resident Fellow

The Institute is please to announce the appointment of Beth Murphy as Non-Resident Visual Arts Fellow.

JANUARY 31 2014 9am to 4:30pm: Workshop on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

CURA, 10 Lenox Street

Brookline, MA

This workshop focuses on the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the contiguous countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

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