Film Screening: “Between Earth & Sky”

Date(s) - 05/04/2018
6:30 pm

Center for Arabic Culture

CAC Film Screening Program &
the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT Present:

“Between Earth & Sky”

Friday May 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm
CAC Headquarters: 191 Highland Ave, Unit 6B
Somerville, MA 02143
Free and Open to the Public
Reception and Panel Discussion to follow featuring:
Salma Abu Ayyash, MSc.
Dr. Muhamed H. Almaliky.

Special Appearance and performance by the one and only Layth Sidiq playing his music at the end of the film.


About the Film:
Inspired by a quest for truth and a passion to connect with Iraqis during a war that saw no end, Between Earth & Sky is a poetic journey into the lives of three, young Iraqi refugee artists, struggling to find hope through art. With dignity and candor, Saoud, Haneen, and Rahman, reveal the lives they lost in Baghdad, the lives they are now forced to live in their host countries, and the new life of beauty and freedom they long for every day. Rahman works as a clown in Syria, bringing love and laughter to young Iraqi refugee children. Haneen paints her memories, recalling the beauty of Iraqi women. Saoud, straddles the border between childhood and adolescence as he ponders his identity amidst the changes that force him to grow up. In this remarkable film about renewal, hope, and destiny, all three, express their passion for art and for life with laughter, humility, and resilience.


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