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The Long Season – film and discussion

The Long Season is a documentary by renowned filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich about life in Majdal Anjar, a Syrian camp in Lebanon. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Producer Pieter Van Huystee. Read More

Sittwe – film and discussion

Sittwe is a short documentary about two teenagers affected by conflict in Burma’s Rakhine state; a Buddhist boy and a Muslim girl who were displaced by communal violence in 2012. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Burmese peace activist and Film Producer Myo Win. Read More

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The Judge – film and discussion

Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic law) courts. The Judge follows her journey. Film screening and discussion with the film’s Director, Erika Cohn, and Palestine legal historian Elizabeth Brownson. Read More

Half a Life – film and discussion

After a traumatic encounter, a young, gay Egyptian joins the LGBT rights movement. When his safety is jeopardized, he must choose whether to stay in the country he loves or seek asylum elsewhere as a refugee. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Director Tamara Shogaolu. Read More

Religious Fundamentalism and its Gendered Impact in Myanmar

In the second event of the ILSP: LSC Workshop Series on Gender, Law, and Society, Burmese Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Esther Htusan discusses the gendered impact of the rise of religious fundamentalism and populist nationalism in Myanmar. Read More

Domesticating the Holy: Women’s Movements and Struggles over Jerusalem’s Sacred Space

In the third event of the ILSP-LSC Workshop Series on Gender, Law, and Society, Lihi Ben Shitrit, Research Fellow at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative, will speak on the gendered dimensions of inter-communal disputes over Jerusalem. Read More