Library Film Series - Spring Semester 2014
FREE and open to the public.
All films begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library North Conference Room, W449
FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Susan Garmo at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.
Naji Al-Ali: An Artist with Vision
Thursday, February 20
North Conference Room
Presented by Sadam Issa, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages
Co-sponsored by the MSU Comics Forum and MSU Muslim Studies Program
"The film takes us on a chronological tour of the [Palestinian] artist's life, from his childhood in the [refugee] camps, through his days as a student. It follows him as he emerges as an activist, journalist and artist, through the various wars that shaped his work and his fate, and finally into his exile in London, where he was brutally gunned down by an unknown assailant."
"...This documentary does an outstanding job of introducing not only the personality of al-Ali, but also the most important events shaping his work. It also includes an excellent cross-section of the thousands of political drawings al-Ali published in his lifetime."
Jensen, Kim. "Witness to Brutality: Film Documents Life and Death of Naji al-Ali." Rev. of Naji-Al Ali: An Artist with Vision. Al Jadid 6:32 (2000).