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MIRAL: Discussion with Director Julian Schnabel & Novelist Rula Jebreal



From Academy Award nominated director Julian Schnabel and based on the autobiographical novel of Palestinian journalist Rula Jebreal, Miral tells the story of three generations of Palestinian women as they navigate the complexities of life after the creation of the state of Israel. Shot in Jerusalem, the film charts decades of history, from the onset of Israel's occupation to the start of the "peace process".

Miral provides an unprecedented lens on Palestinian stories as told through Palestinian voices and experiences.

Schnabel and Jebreal will discuss the political, historical, and artistic context of the movie, including the difficulties of making a movie about Palestine for the mainstream American audience.


Moderated by Professors:

HAMID DABASHI, Professor of Iranian Studies & Comparative Literature, Columbia University

HELGA TAWIL-SOURI, Professor of Media, Culture, & Communication, NYU


Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


The Middle East Institute

Columbia Film School, Carla Kuhn Series

417 Altschul Auditorium, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, NY, NY 10027