Mar 17, 2016 6:00–8:30pm
Mar 16, 2016 5:00–7:00pm
|Organized by:||AUC Downtown
|Address:||113 Kasr El Aini St., Downtown Cairo, Egypt|
|Admission:||This Event is open to: the public|
Social Justice Film Festival: Valentino's Ghost
Falaki Theater, AUC Tahrir Square
Department of the Arts
As part of the Social Justice Film Festival, the Department of the Arts will screen Valentino's Ghost. Director Michael Singh will introduce the film and conduct an audience Q&A.
Narrated by Mike Farrell, Valentino’s Ghost exposes the way US foreign policy in the Middle East influences Hollywood and mainstream media portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. Premiering at the Venice Film Festival to a standing ovation, Valentino’s Ghost tracks the transition from the Arab as romantic hero to the Arab today as the embodiment of evil. The film features perspectives from the legendary American writer Gore Vidal; political scientist Dr. John Mearsheimer,author of “The Israel Lobby”; renowned British war correspondent Robert Fisk; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalistAnthony Shadid; historian Dr. Niall Ferguson; historian Dr. Melani McAlister; television actor Tony Shalhoub; media expert Jack Shaheen; and Hollywood writer Alan Sharp.