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On October 15, Invitation to a film screening event "Understanding Today’s Middle East "

On October 15, Invitation to a film screening event "Understanding Today’s Middle East "
(October 15, 2015)
Four years have passed since the outbreak of the so-called “Arab Spring”, which was triggered by the Tunisian Revolution in December 2010. Today, the Middle Eastern countries are still facing political upheavals such as the rise of the so-called “Islamic State” and the long-standing civil war in Syria and Yemen.

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation will have a screening of a Morroccan film “Walls and People” directed by Dalila Ennadre with an aim to explore the current reality of the Middle East. Director Dalila Ennadre will share with us the background of the film making, as well as the undeniable effects of political conflicts on everyday life of the people in Morocco.

Ms. Karima Morooka Elsamny will be moderating the discussion.
Synopsis of "Walls and People"
This film is a cry from the heart of the Medina of Casablanca for its inhabitants and their memory. A mother who spends a fortune on a sheep to sacrifice for Eid al-Adha. Echoes of a blind old man’s voice selling daily items in alleys. Young Girls yearning for Europe. Polyphony of sounds and voices from intricate alleyways of the Old Medina creates the narrative of the film in a poetic way(YAMAGATA International Documentary Film Festival ).
Date & Time
15 October, 2015(Thursday) 16:00-18:30

2nd Floor Conference Room
The Nippon Zaidan Building 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku Tokyo 107-8404, Japan(MAP
Conference Room, 2nd floor, Nippon Foundation Building 1. Ginza Line = Toranomon Station (Exit 3; 5-minute walk) 2. Ginza Line & Namboku Line = Tameike-sanno Station (Exit 9; 5-minute walk) 3. Marunouchi Line & Chiyoda Line = Kokkaigijidomae Station (Exit 3; 8-minute walk)

The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund
【Supported by】Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
On October 15, Invitation to a film screening event "Understanding Today’s Middle East "

Film Screening: "Walls and People"
(France, Algeria, Morocco/2014/83min)

Director: Ms. Dalila Ennadre

Moderator: Ms. Karima Morooka Elsamny

French / Japanese(consecutive translation)
Participation is free of charge.
Please register by 17:00, 14 Oct. from this page.