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  • Sunday, April 22nd 2:00 pm

  • UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema

Last Men In Aleppo

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards and winner of the Grand Jury documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

After five years of war in Syria, Aleppo’s remaining residents prepare themselves for a siege. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, founding members of The White Helmets, have remained in the city to help their fellow citizens-and experience daily life, death, struggle and triumph in a city under fire.

There will be a panel discussion after the film with SAMS, Syrian American Medical Society.

 Talk back by the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)

  • Monday, April 23rd  7:00 pm

  • UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema

  • Talkback by the ACLU of Wisconsin

By The Dawn's
Early Light

In 1996, basketball star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (formerly Chris Jackson) caused a national stir when the NBA suspended him for refusing to stand during the national anthem.  His stand ended up derailing his incredible but short lived career.  This film re-examines the controversy and misrepresentations that gripped the NBA.

  • Thursday, May 3rd  7:00 pm

  • Marquette University

  • Talkback by Dr. Debra Majeed
  • Tuesday, April 24th 6:00 pm

  • Alverno College

The Judge

THE JUDGE provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts. When she was a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih walked into the office of Palestine’s Chief Justice and announced she wanted to join the bench. He laughed at her. But just a few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge in the Shari’a courts. THE JUDGE offers a unique portrait of Kholoud—her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. In the process, the film illuminates some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine—custody of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unvarnished look at life for women under Shari’a law.

Talk Back: Dr. Asifa Quraishi

a graduate of Harvard Law School, is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses in Islamic law and U.S. constitutional law.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 7:00 pm

  • Cardinal Stritch University

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  • Friday, May 4th 7:00 pm

  • Marquette University

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  • Sunday, May 6th 2:30 pm

  • UW-M. Union Cinema

Victoria & Abdul

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

Talk back after the film

  • Monday, April 30th 7:00 pm

  • UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema

These Birds Walk

In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy’s life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, THESE BIRDS WALK documents the struggles of these wayward street children and the samaritans looking out for them in this ethereal and inspirational story of resilience.

Talk back after the film

  • Tuesday, May 1st,  6:00 pm

  • Alverno College

Stitching Palestine

Twelve Palestinian women sit before us and talk of their life before the Diaspora, of their memories, of their lives and of their identity. Their narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery. Twelve resilient, determined and articulate women from disparate walks of life: lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, architects, and politicians stitch together the story of their homeland, of their dispossession, and of their unwavering determination that justice will prevail. Through their stories, the individual weaves into the collective, yet remaining distinctly personal. Twelve women, twelve life-spans and stories from Palestine; a land whose position was fixed on the map of the world, but is now embroidered on its face.

Showcasing Palestinian dresses and embroidery after the film

  • Monday, May 7th 7:00 pm

  • UW-Milwaukee Union Cinema

Arranged

ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year, they learn they share much in common – not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.

Panel discussion after the film by the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee

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