Iraqi Voices Film Premiere
Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:00 PM

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Sat., Oct. 29
2:00 p.m.
Landmark Center (F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium)
75 5th St., St. Paul, MN 55102

Join The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project for the premiere of a documentary film written and directed by Twin-Cities based Iraqi refugees and Iraqi-Americans, followed by a discussion with Joseph Farag, assistant professor of Arabic Literature and Culture Department at the University of Minnesota, and filmmakers.

Iraqi Voices is a collaborative arts lab which gives Twin Cities-based Iraqis an artistic platform to share their stories. The new half-hour documentary in the Iraqi Voices series dismantles caricatures of Iraqis and Muslims in the United States. The films are photographed and edited by Nathan Fisher and produced by the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. It is part of their year-long series of public programming, “Global Minnesota: Immigrants Past and Present,” funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The event is free, but it is suggested that a $10 donation be made.

Iraqi Voices is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Advocates for Human Rights is co-sponsoring the event.