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Screen/Society--Special Event: "Infiltrators" - Q&A to follow w/ Nick Denes, co-director, Palestine Film Foundation (London)

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Introduced by Nick Denes, co-director of the Palestine Film Foundation (London), Q&A to follow

Film Screening: "Infiltrators" (Khaled Jarrar, 2012, Palestine and United Arab Emirates, in Arabic with English subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray, 83 min). 'The checkpoint is closed: "Detour, detour!" shouts a taxi driver, announcing the beginning of another uncertain search for ways around the barriers curtailing Palestinian movement in the West Bank.' "Infiltrators" is a visceral "road movie" chronicling the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, around, and over a bewildering matrix of barriers. Following this high stakes "game" of cat and mouse with a handheld video camera, Khaled Jarrar's debut documentary was the standout success at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival, winning the Muhr Arab Documentary Prize, the Special Jury Prize, and the International Critics Prize.

Contact: Hank Okazaki