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Yaron Shemer and Michael A. Figueroa, ‘Art Beyond Hostilities: Music and Film in Israel and Palestine’

February 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Often described as the “world’s most intractable conflict,” the crisis embroiling Israel and Palestine has been making headlines for more than 70 years. But behind the violence and deep political and religious divisions lie human stories, told through artistic interventions into the conflict that reflect the possibilities for, and limitations of, Israeli-Palestinian collaboration.

This Dialogues seminar will focus on cinema and music as examples of Israelis and Palestinians creating art that goes beyond hostilities. We’ll look at the Oscar-nominated Israeli-Palestinian film 5 Broken Cameras (2011) as a case study for the promise, hindrances and shortcomings in Israeli-Palestinian collaborations in cinema, and then we’ll explore the musical techniques, political ideologies and power dynamics involved in various collaborations between Israeli and Palestinian musicians. Finally, our scholars will discuss what these collaborations may suggest about the future of conflicts in the region.

Register and find out more information. Discounts are available for University students, staff and faculty.

Sponsored by Carolina Public Humanities. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies and the General Alumni Association.


February 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States


Carolina Public Humanities
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