Calendar

Aug
31
Thu
Judaism & Islam 101 @ Reynolda Hall, Heritage Room 215A
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm
Sep
13
Wed
Arabic Film Series: Silvered Waters, Syria Self-Portrait @ ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404)
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The documentary shows the destruction and atrocities of the civil war through a combination of eye-witness accounts shot on mobile phones and posted to the internet, and footage shot by one of the directors during the siege of Homs.  It captures the utter hopelessness of what’s going on in the world today, with a touch of a slim hope that cinema can help.

Sep
28
Thu
Arabic Film Series: Sufi Soul: The Mystical Music of Islam @ ZSR Library Auditorium
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam, documents the many musical subcultures of Sufism as it was incorporated by different cultures in different regions. With many comparisons to Christianity, it displays how with all religions there are zealots and passivists, and the Sufi’s of Islam are passivists who focus primarily on music as a spiritual expression, much like the Christian troubadour or modern Christian Rock churches.