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FilmTalk 2011-12

FilmTalk 2011-12

A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London and The Wiener Library. 

In this season we examine ‘forbidden relationships’ across the Middle East divide, especially between Jews and Arabs. Spanning the period from the 1940s to the present day, the films explore the changing representations of Arab masculinities and Jewish women, including where these representations stand in present day Britain. 

In these films love, desire and politics blur the borderline between personal loyalty and the perceived demands of patriotism and national identity. FilmTalk stresses film as much as talk. The lectures are 20-25 minutes long and are followed or intercut with excerpts from the films under review.

Lectures are held at the Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London WC1.

You can download the leaflet here.

 

Prof Sue Harper (University of Portsmouth) 

The FilmTalk series 2011/2012 will open with Sue Harper’s lecture on Samson and Delilah (1949). This lecture series is organised by the LBI London in cooperation with the Wiener Library.

Prof Yosefa Loshitzky (University of East London) 

This lecture series is organised by the LBI London in cooperation with the Wiener Library.  

Prof Carrie Tarr (Kingston University, London) 

This lecture series is organised by the LBI London in cooperation with the Wiener Library.   

France has the largest population in Europe of both Jews and Arabs and actor Roschdy Zem’s first film as director tackles the topic of Jewish-Arab relationships against the background of Jewish-Arab hostilities in the Middle East and their repercussions in contemporary France. Mauvaise foi is a comedy that revolves around the consequences of the secular Jewish heroine’s discovery that she is…

Dr Nir Cohen (SOAS, London) 

This lecture series is organised by the LBI London in cooperation with the Wiener Library.