Film Screening and Discussion – featuring the film, Costa Brava

Sep 12, 2023

07:00 PM

FilmScene (Chauncey),

404 East College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Join Dr. Melhem and others in the screening of Costa Brava and a discussion to follow. The film is set in a near future, where Soraya and Walid build an idyllic life in the mountains, far from the disorder and pollution of Beirut, capital of Lebanon. There, they live with one of their parents and their two children—until installation of a supposedly ecological landfill disrupts their harmony.

This event is part of the International Programs Major Project, Building Multidisciplinary Global Health Collaborations: Connecting Ideas, Values, and People, and centers around a weeklong visit by Dr. Nada Melhem, professor of infectious diseases and microbiology in the Division of Health Professions, Medical Laboratory Sciences, at the American University of Beirut.

Go here for the full schedule of events.

The visit is hosted by the Iowa Global Health Network with support from UI International Programs, in collaboration with the UI College of Public Health, FilmScene, Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, and the UI Carver College of Medicine.

Through the generous support of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, International Programs' Major Projects Award promotes important contributions to scholarly debates and exchanges on international topics, issues, discoveries, and arts.

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