Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Lebanese in North Carolina UPDATE

If you're in the Chapel Hill area, hope you'll join us for the first in a series of films about the Middle East to be screened at the Varsity Theatre on Franklin Street.

Cedars in the Pines:

The Lebanese in North Carolina

A Film by Akram Khater and Danica Cullinan (2012) 

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

7 pm  Varsity Theater 

 FREE admission for ALL  

Cedars in the Pines is a documentary about the 120-year history of Lebanese immigrants in North Carolina. Interviews with first, second, and third generation Lebanese Americans convey individual and family experiences of departure, struggle, opportunity, and community and, at the same time, raise broadly relevant questions about the immigrant experience in terms of maintaining culture and the relationship between identity and place.

Introduction and post-screening discussion by the film’s executive producer, Dr. Akram Khater, director of the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies at NC State. 

More about this extraordinary film here.  Hope to see you!