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Arabic film to be shown on Wednesday

The Arabic film Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, dreaming of an exciting future in the promised land of small-town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints and the indomitable […]

Remembering Fukushima and Beyond

In the coming days, several events are planned at Smith College to commemorate the anniversary of Japan’s 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear accident.

The first event is the screening of two videos Japan’s Killer Quake and Resilience–Protecting Today on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Seelye 201.

Saturday’s event, Remembering […]

Smithies to attend UK premiere for Academy Award winning documentary

Members of the Smith College Club of Great Britain will be attending the UK premiere of Saving Face, the Academy Award winning documentary by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02. The film will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with Sharmeen and Dr. Mohammad Jawad, the doctor featured in the film.

Saving Face exposes how acid attacks affect […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 wins Oscar

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy '02 (left) and Daniel Junge pose with their awards for best documentary short for "Saving Face" during the 84th Academy Awards. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

At the 84th Academy Awards ceremony last night, Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02 won an Oscar for her short subject documentary, Saving Face.

Saving Face won the […]

Arabic Film Festival at Smith

"Masquerades" is one of several films being shown at Smith's Arabic Film Festival.

A series of Arabic films will be shown at Smith College in Seelye 106. Films will begin on February 29 and continue through March 4. A complete schedule is below.

The festival begins on February 29 at 7:30 p.m. with […]