Posted by: Sarah Standish | May 1, 2013

Extra Credit Events in May

Note: Due to the one-time nature of these events, I am unable to screen them ahead of time for content.

All information is from the website of the PSU Middle Eastern Studies Center unless otherwise stated.

Film Screening: Caramel

Six women in Beirut seek love, marriage, and companionship and find duty, friendship, and possibility. Four work at a salon: Nisrine, engaged to Bassam, with a secret she shares with her co-workers; Jamale, a divorced mother of teens, a part-time model, fearing the encroachment of time; Rima, always in pants, attracted to Siham, a client who smiles back; Layale, in love with a married man, willing to drop everything at a honk of his horn. There’s also Rose, a middle-aged seamstress, who cares for Lili, old and facing dementia. Rose has a suitor; Layale has an admirer on the police force. Is delight a possibility? Is caramel a sweet or an instrument of pain?

Featuring a discussion with Lina Gomaa, Instructor of Arabic, Portland State University

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – 7:00pm

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 296, 1825 SW Broadway


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