Divine Intervention (Yadon ilaheyya) FREE film!
When Wednesday April 2, 2014 @ 7:00 PM (22 days ago)
Where Seminary, 123, main floor
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
At the center of the Middle East conflict, hearts beat in tragic comedy and deadpan irony: a young Palestinian woman defies Israeli soldiers and struts through a check-point as if it were the catwalk of a fashion show, Santa Claus is chased up the sun-drenched hills of Nazareth by a gang of knife-wielding school kids, Israeli police use a blindfolded prisoner to provide directions to tourists in Jerusalem, a Palestinian collaborator casually extinguishes his firebombed house on a daily basis, and a female ninja descends from the sky, holding the map of ‘Palestine’ as her battle shield. These are but a few of the provocative images that filmmaker Elia Suleiman puts forth in his critically-acclaimed satire chronicling the absurdities of life and love on both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli border, DIVINE INTERVENTION.
Paulette Moore, Associate Professor in EMU’s Visual & Communication Arts Department will be joining the class for discussion, as someone who is acquainted with the filmmaker.
Intended Audience General Public
Name Center for Interfaith Engagement