November 15, 2011 7:00 pm
Join us for the Full Frame Jury Award winning (Best Short) Good Times, the second film in the 2011-2012 Rights! Camera! Action! series. Good Times was shot in Abu Dis, a small Palestinian village divided in two by a wall built by the Israeli government. The film follows the villagers’ lives before the wall was built and through the construction of first a temporary, then a permanent wall. Moving in colliding microcosms, the inhabitants of the village and the Israeli soldiers protecting the border create an absurd routine of mutual respect and resentment. In Arabic, English and Hebrew, with English subtitles. Directed by Alessandro Cassigoli and Dalia Castel. Students from from the BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab will attend and give a presentation on their fall semester work.
Free and open to the public, with free drinks and popcorn and free parking
The Garage, Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan St. (map)
Cosponsored by BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab
About Rights! Camera! Action! Featuring award-winning documentaries about human rights themes from Durham’s annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the series explores issues ranging from the immigration and refugee rights to the justice system and the environment. All films featured in the series are archived at the Duke Library and are part of a rich and expanding collection of human rights materials. Co-sponsors include Duke Library’s Archives for Human Rights, the Duke Human Rights Center, the Archive of Documentary Arts, the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).