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Let's Talk About the Middle East Film Series: The Insult

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Join Prof. Leena Dallasheh for this special screening of THE INSULT (2017) with the lead actor, Kamel El Basha at the Minor Theater on Thursday, Feb. 21 @ 7pm. 25 years after the Lebanese civil war, its wounds linger. In today's Beirut, a small incident between a Palestinian refugee, Yasser, and a Lebenese-Christian, Tony, turns into a complicated trial, in which the personal becomes political. Competing narratives and mutual accusations of that war are laid out to show, as one laywer etates, "no one has a monopoly on suffering." Kamel El Basha is a Palestinian actor from al-Quds (Jerusalem). He has had an impressive career in theatre, including serving as artistic director of the Palestinian National Theatre, as well as a film actor. His performance in THE INSULT won him the award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.