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**CANCELED!!: Screen/Society--Middle East Film Series: Egypt's Revolution--"Microphone"

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Sunday, March 24, 2013
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7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Middle East Film Series: Egypt's Revolution

**CANCELED!! {Possibly to be rescheduled next semester} --> Film Screening: "Microphone" (Ahmad Abdalla, 2010, 120 min, Egypt, Arabic with English subtitles, color, DVD) --> Ahmad Abdalla's "Microphone" foreshadows the tumultuous events that recently rocked Egypt. Upon returning to his native Alexandria after traveling abroad in the United States for several years, Khaled discovers that time has altered and severed many of his prior relationships, namely between him and his former flame, Hadeer. Feeling alone and rejected, Khaled wanders the city and quickly stumbles into a new world: the underground arts scene. As he becomes increasingly enchanted with this counterculture movement, Khaled crosses paths with street hip-hoppers, rooftop rockers, graffiti artists and documentary filmmakers. Captivated by this diverse intersection of creativity, he attempts to pull together his limited resources in the hopes of supporting the onslaught of fresh talent. It is not long before his professional and personal life become completely immersed in music, film and art, a movement all the more extraordinary for it having not emerged from Cairo, Egypt's bustling capital city. -- Winner of Best Film at Istanbul International Film Festival! -- Winner of the Best Arabic-Language Film award at Cairo International Film Festival! -- View trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vPaAn1b_II

Contact: Hank Okazaki