Let's Talk About the Middle East Film Series: Avanti Popolo
As part of the Let's Talk About the Middle East film and discussion series, HSU History professor Dr. Leena Dallasheh hosts a screening of Avanti Popolo (1986). Join us at Richards' Goat on April 4 (Thu) @ 5:30pm!
Set in the Sinai Peninsula immediate aftermath of the Six-Day War, the film follows the surreal journey of two Egyptian soldiers, lost in the Sinai desert at the end of the war, trying to make their way home, and as they encounter an Israeli patrol. Israeli General/politician Ariel Sharon opposed this film’s nomination for the Academy Awards, claiming in was "a self-destructive portrait of inept Jews."