UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival-"The Long Season" Saturday, November 3, 2018, 1 – 3pm
UC Davis Human Rights Film Festival-"The Long Season"
Campus Location:Ann E. Pitzer Center
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Arts and Entertainment
Presented by:UC Davis Humanities Institute

In the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon lies refugee camp Majdal Anjar, where a small community of the country’s approximately 1.2 million Syrian refugees live. Award-winning director (Shape of the Moon; Position Among the Stars) Leonard Retel Helmrich spent a year-and-a-half following a handful of lively and resilient characters: a love-sick young man, eager to marry despite his elders’ sharp discouragement; a conflicted teacher, passionate about her work at the camp but under pressure to return to her husband and the dangers that await her in Syria; and a family torn apart when a husband marries a second wife. Using his renowned single shot technique, Helmrich’s incredibly intimate film captures daily life for those whose futures are postponed by war.

This event made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth Spiller, Dean of UC Davis College of Letters and Science, Manetti Shrem Museum, Ann E. Pizter Center, Crocker Art Museum and the yamada-Hosley Family Fund.


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