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In The Shadows Of The City -- Screening Tonight

Posted by John / February 13, 2007

Tadamon! MONTREAL Presents: In the Shadows of the City

A Film by Jean Khalil Chamoun
Lebanon, 2000, 102 Minutes
Arabic / English subtitles.

As part of annual Film Festival of the Quebec Public Interest Research Group [QPIRG], at McGill University.

Tuesday, February 13th, 8pm.
Donations Appreciated.
Cultural Studies Screening Room
McGill University
3475 Peel Street [metro McGill]

Jean Chamoun's film revisits the tragic 15 year civil war in Lebanon which ended in 1990. Renowned Lebanese film maker Chamoun brings us into the complexities of Lebanon's civil war, through the lives of Rami, a twelve-year-old boy on the cusp of adulthood, and his family. In hopes of escaping the civil war escalating in the countryside, Rami's family moves to Beirut. However, the war follows them to the city, and there Rami and his family struggle with unemployment, death and the disappearance of loved ones.

This film explores the political and social complexities of the Lebanese civil war, while addressing the consequences of war on Lebanon's youth. Also this event will include a discuss on the relationship between the Lebanese civil-war and present day sectarian conflict that continues to effect Lebanon and the entire Middle East region.

Tadamon! Montreal

Tadamon! (Solidarity!, in Arabic) is a Montreal-based collective of social-justice organizers & media activists, working to build relationships of solidarity with grassroots political movements for social and economic justice between Beirut & Montreal.

In the context of historic political changes taking place in Lebanon, Tadamon!, through its political work, aims to support struggles for social justice and human rights of ALL people living in Lebanon, through direct coordination and organization between activists in Beirut & Montreal.

In Montreal, Tadamon! aims to organize within the Lebanese Diaspora, through popular education, cultural work and political action, which address struggles facing the Lebanese community, such as immigration, racism, poverty and labour rights.

Through organizing work both locally and internationally, Tadamon! aligns itself with social justice movements in Lebanon, Canada and internationally which are anti-capitalist & anti-authoritarian in nature.



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