Schedule

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Suggested donation.
CampusMap
Map of the UCCS campus and parking lots.

Opening Night, Friday, October 14 at UCCS, Centennial hall #203
On the campus of UCCS, parking is free after 4 pm beginning on Friday and continues through Sunday. Lot 3 is closest to Centennial Hall and is directly in front of the building. Lot 4 is nearby and is directly in front of Kraemer Family Library. For more directions click on the above link to the UCCS map.

5 PM
Opening Reception, Gallery of Contemporary Art (GOCA) at UCCS (catered by Heart of Jerusalem)

6:15 PM
Welcome Statement, Dr. Carole Woodall, IFF Executive Curator

6:30 PM

Cherien Dabis, Amreeka (United States / Canada, 2009) 96 mins.
Discussant: Dr. Raphael Sassower, Department of Philosophy, UCCS

Saturday, October 15 at UCCS, Centennial hall #203
On the campus of UCCS, parking is free after 4 pm beginning on Friday and continues through Sunday. Lot 3 is closest to Centennial Hall and is directly in front of the building. Lot 4 is nearby and is directly in front of Kraemer Family Library. For more directions click on the above link to the UCCS map.

1:00 PM
Carolina Rivas, The Color of Olives (Israel, 2006) 97 mins.
Discussant: Dr. Mary Jane Sullivan, Department of Philosophy, UCCS; Co-Founder/Artistic Director, Now and Then Productions, Inc. + Laurie Chin Sayres, Founder/Creative Director, Labragirl Pictures


3:30 PM
Refreshments (catered by Heart of Jerusalem)

4:30 PM
Arash T. Riahi, For A Moment, Freedom (Austria / France / Turkey, 2009) 110 mins.
Discussant: Dr. Robert von Dassanowsky, Department of Visual & Performing, UCCS + Dr. Solen Sanli, Department of Sociology, Metro State

Sunday, October 16 at the fine arts center
Parking is free in front of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

4:00 PM
Najwa Najjar, Pomegranates & Myrrh (Palestine, 2009) 95 mins. [in the Music Room]
Discussant: Dr. Livia Alexander, Executive Director, ArteEast

6:00 PM

Closing Reception in Lobby

7:30 PM
Hisham Zaman, Bawke (Norway, 2005), 15 mins. [in Upper Gallery]

8:00 PM
Hisham Zaman, Winterland (Norway, 2007), 52 mins. [in Upper Gallery]


PAST SCHEDULES

2009 Schedule

IFF 2009 sought to engage the Colorado Springs and Front Range communities in an exploration of women’s lives and experiences both in major urban centers as well as provincial contexts. The films represent a diverse range of issues that document contemporary realities of the Middle East from honor killings to drug addiction and sexual abuse, from sharing intimate stories and frustrations in a beauty parlor to waiting for the return of one’s migrant working spouse. Experiences further include the challenges of pursuing one’s film studies in a war-torn city and getting married in a zone of conflict. IFF addresses not only a range of women’s experiences in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa, but also asks the ways that certain experiences might intersect with our own in the United States.

Friday, October 16 Dwire 121 at UCCS

Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis (France, 2007, Sony Pictures Classic)
Discussant: Dr. Rashna B. Singh, Department of English at UCCS

Saturday, October 17 Dwire 121 at UCCS

Hiba Bassem, Baghdad Days (Iraq/UK, 2005, ArteEast)
Discussant: Dr. Aditi Mitra, Department of Sociology / WEST at UCCS

Yasmine Kassari, L'enfant Endormi (Morocco/Belgium, 2004, ArteEast)

Abdullah Oguz, Mutluluk (Turkey/Greece, 2007, ANS)
Discussant: Dr. Solen Sanli, Department of Sociology at Metro State

Hamid Rahmanian, The Glass House (USA/Iran, 2008, Fictionville Studio, LLC)
Discussants: Hamid Rahmanian and Melissa Hibbard, director and producer Fictionville Studio, LLC

Sunday, October 18 Fine Arts Center Colorado Springs

Hany Abu-Assad, Rana's Wedding (Israel/Palestine, 2002, ABD / Typecast Films)
Discussant: Dr. Livia Alexander, Executive Director ArteEast

Nadine Labaki, Caramel (Lebanon/France, 2007, Celluloid Dreams)