Postcolonial Film Series -- DESTINY

When Apr 03, 2012
from 03:00 PM to 05:15 PM
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The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities & Society

Postcolonial Film Series – Spring 2012

Organized by Dr. Simona Bertacco & Dr. Ann Elizabeth Willey

Students and Faculty are warmly invited

DESTINY, Chahine (Egypt, 1996) - Willey
The story is set in the 12th century in Arab-ruled Spanish province Andalusia, where famed philosopher Averroes is appointed grand judge by the caliph and his liberal court judgements are not liked by everyone. The caliph's political rivals, centered around the leader of a fanatical Islamic sect, force the caliph to send Averroes into exile, but his ideas keep on living thanks to his students.