The film Bar Bahar follows three young Palestinian women sharing a flat in Tel Aviv while trying to navigate “in between” traditional and modern culture. Following the film, attorney Cathy Lee and activist Zainah Anwar, this year’s speaker for Justice for Women Lecture Series, will discuss the challenges modern women face today. Read more about Bar Bahar (In Between).
TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE NICKELODEON AT 5:30 PM
“…sparkling, taboo-breaking” -Hollywood Reporter
The Justice For Women Lecture Series brings a distinguished speaker to Maine annually to contribute to a global conversation about justice for women and girls in the developing world. Ms. Anwar of Malaysia is a founding member of Sisters in Islam and is currently the Director of Musawah, the global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family. She is at the forefront of the women’s movement working towards an end of the use of Islam to justify discrimination against women. Sisters in Islam has successfully created a public voice through which women can demand equality and justice. Musawah has brought together scholars and activists from over 50 countries to produce new feminist scholarship in Islam, to train activists on women’s rights in Islam, and to challenge the evasion of human rights standards.
Drama / Dir: Maysaloun Hamoud / Starring: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura /2016 Israel-France / Arabic w/English subtitles / 102 min
World Premiere Toronto International Film Festival 2016; Haifa International Film Festival: Danny Lerner Award for a Debut Feature; 3 cast principals Feodora Award for Artistic Achievement in an Israeli Feature; San Sebastian Film Festival 2016, winner of three awards (Eroski Youth Award, TVE Another Look Award, Premio Sebastiane).
1 Temple Street,
Portland, Portland, ME
Tuesday, March 21, 6:00pm