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Saturday, August 8 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
"Draw Back The Curtain" | "Manislam: Islam and Masculinity" LIMITED

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Draw Back The Curtain | Directed by Shir Bodner | 57 min. Feature Documentary | USA, 2014. US premiere. 

Twenty five years have passed since the fall of the Iron Curtain and the arrival of former Soviet Union refugees to Richmond, Virginia. After decades of closed door policies under communism, liberalization in the 1980's allowed for Jewish emigration. With over a million emigres, mass resettlement efforts ensued in the United States. Draw Back the Curtain captures the experiences of resettlement and the Richmond community volunteers who welcomed them. 

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Manislam - Islam and Masculinity | Directed by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen | 60 min. Feature Doc | Norway, 2014. US premiere. 

This film examines the burdens of manhood within Islamic cultures. It brings us a new interpretation of David vs. Goliath. The main characters, bravely and frankly, share deeply personal memories and experiences in their effort to highlight and question the role of men in contemporary Islam.  


Saturday August 8, 2015 4:30pm - 6:30pm
McCormack Family Theater - Brown University 70 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

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