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Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys: November 2013 Programs (Films)

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November 6, 2013

Film Showing:

Islamic Art:

Mirror of the Invisible World

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:30 pm

LOCATION: Lean Lecture Room, Wishart Hall, The College of Wooster campus (corner of Bever St. & University St.)

This program and film viewing are open to both the campus and the general public.

Before the film is shown, Kara Morrow, Assistant Professor of Art History, will give a brief talk on the film entitled “Visualizing the Invisible: Islamic Art and Contemporary Contexts." Afterwards, she will lead a follow-up discussion. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.

This program is a Wooster Forum Associated Event in addition to being a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant-supported program.

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Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (directed by Robert Gardner, 2011):

"Documentary of stunning breadth and beauty, transports viewers over nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to reveal the astonishing riches of Muslim arts, crafts, and architecture. Exploring distant locations and many rare pieces of art, the film illuminates the history of a global culture, reflecting the Islamic world as it developed over centuries and as it is today."--Container

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November 19, 2013

Film Showing:

Prince among Slaves

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 6:30 pm

LOCATION: Lean Lecture Room, Wishart Hall, The College of Wooster campus (corner of Bever St. & University St.)

This program and film viewing are open to both the campus and the general public.

Before the film is shown, Ibra Sene, Assistant Professor of History and International Relations, will give a brief talk on the film entitled “Placing Prince among Slaves in Context”. Afterwards, he will lead a follow-up discussion. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in the discussion.

This program is a Wooster Forum Associated Event in addition to being a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys grant-supported program.

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Prince Among Slaves (directed by Andrea Kalin, produced by Unity Productions Foundation, 2007):

"The true story of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, a West African prince who was sold into slavery in 1788, eventually ending up in Natchez, Mississippi." -- Container

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