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Film Screening: “Seret Aravit”

February 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



Seret Aravit is a compelling documentary that considers the richness and intensity of Egyptian cinema and also raises some disturbing questions. Israelis still wax nostalgic about that old Friday afternoon ritual, back in the times when television had just one channel and everyone would watch the Arab movie of the week. What made the Egyptian heart-rending melodramas and musicals so dear to the Israeli viewers and how did the movies succeed to cross the sealed borders between the enemies?

The director Eyal Sagui Bizawe is a researcher of Egyptian cinema and popular culture. There will be a presentation by Eyal Sagui Bizawe: “Jews in Egyptian Cinema” on Tuesday, March 1, 11:00–12:15pm, Smith 107. Bizawe’s talk is in conjunction with Prof. Shemer’s class “Arab-Jews” and is open to the public. For questions or more information about the event, contact Yaron Shemer at

Co-sponsored by: The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies & The Hebrew Program, UNC Asian Studies Department.


February 29, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm