Wedding in Galilee PosterFilms from the Middle East and North Africa are shown on a regular basis at Bowdoin, usually twice a month.  Arab cinema has been especially vibrant over the past two decades, and these screenings offer students a unique glimpse at a culture in the midst of profound change.

A sampling of some of the films that have been shown recently:

The Dove’s Lost Necklace – Tunisia, 2008.
Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets
– Morocco, 2006.
Daughter of Keltoum – Algeria, 2001.
Wedding in Galilee
– Palestine / France, 1987.
Cairo Station – Egypt, 1958.

In addition,  Arabic table meets weekly in Thorne hall, giving students the chance to practice their language skills in an informal setting.