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The Individual Against Historical Narratives in Yousry Nasrallah's Films

  • 614 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University (map)

Bursting onto the scene with his first feature film, SUMMER THEFTS, in 1988,Yousry Nasrallah reinvigorated Egyptian cinema with this devastating portrait of childhood friendship and its various permutations as the characters grow into adulthood during the turbulent social and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. Since then, Nasrallah’s work has been at the forefront of Egyptian cinema, exploring different genres and themes, never shying away from turning popular convention on its head. 

Join Yousri as he discusses his films. Participants are encouraged to go see the films in the preceding week. 

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Special Discount for Columbia Students: $6, with Columbia ID 

Sponsored by The Middle East Institute and ARTeEAst