Mark your calendar, and please RSVP for this Arabic language film screening. Ohio State University's Library offers an extensive collection of films from the Middle East (see below). We will screen the Lebanese film "We Loved Each Other So Much" and conduct a Q&A with a faculty expert on the film's topic. Refreshments will be served.
For nearly half a century, the Lebanese singer Hoda Nouhad Haddad, better known as Fairuz, has been a living legend in the Arab world. [The film] tells the stories of diverse Beirut inhabitants who, regardless of their political or religious affiliations, have always felt a deep emotional connection with Fairuz and her music, which expresses such universal themes as romantic longing, family attachments, nostalgia for simpler times and love of country. By explaining their attachment to the music and the myth of Fairuz, they tell their life stories, often recounting violent incidents from the civil war. Their reminiscences, combined with portions of many of Fairuz's songs, provide a moving commentary on Lebanon's tumultuous history, traces of which are still visible in Beirut's devastated cityscape and bullet-scarred buildings
Sponsored by: the Middle East Studies Library, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, and the Middle East Studies Center.
Event accessibility and general information statement:
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Parking and Accessibility
Parking for events on OSU campus is available at the Tuttle Garage and the Ohio Union. Disability spaces are available in those parking garages and behind Campbell Hall for visitors with valid disability permits. Payment for parking can be made by meters or through the campus parc smartphone app (note that any visitor spot can be made into a disability spot if paid for through the app). Further parking accessibility information is located here.
Please let us know if you have questions concerning access, or need to request accommodations for a disability. We will either direct you to the event organizers, or, if we are the organizer, make arrangements for any necessary accommodations. Early requests are encouraged, and a week will generally allow OSU units to provide seamless access.
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