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Film | Syria

Land for a Stranger (Turab al-Ghuraba’)

Thursday, Jun 11th 7:00pm


Land for a Stranger is a masterful depiction of the twilight years of Abdel-Rahman al-Kawakibi (1852—1902), an important intellectual in the late Ottoman world and author of Characteristics of Tyranny, an outspoken critique of the emerging fundamentalism of his time.

Exiled in his day for his calls for democratic and egalitarian reforms, his work is now considered among the cornerstones of modern Arab political and philosophical writing.

In Arabic with English subtitles.

Directed by Samir Zikra
With Bassam Kousa
1998, 150min

Born in Beirut in 1945 and raised in Aleppo, Syria, author, screenwriter and director, Samir Zikra has proven a prolific filmmaker.

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