Labor Goes to the Movies, "The Dupes"

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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The Dupes (Syria, Saleh, 1973)

Three Palestinian men of varying ages attempt to enter into Kuwait to find work. Little known in the West, this 1972 film is bleak but gripping. Its scathing indictment of corrupt Arab bureaucracies and Palestinian dispossession caused it to be banned throughout the Arab world on its initial release. Egyptian director Tafiq Saleh shot the film in Syria, based on the novel by Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani; Kanafani himself was killed in a car bomb the month of the film’s release. “In this [film], one of Arab cinema’s best ...dramas of real suspense, individuals and a people, the world and time, desire and the law all flicker off and on and finally consume each other.” – Roy Armes.

Doors open at 6pm. A discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments provided.

(The theme for LGTM this academic year is "Contesting Islamophobia. Click here for PDF of a poster with a full calendar of 2012-13 screenings. Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.)

PSC-CUNY Union Hall
61 Broadway
16th Floor
New York

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