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Memory Wars Film Festival Screening: "Everything Is Illuminated" (USA, 2005)

When:
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Where:
Miller Hall
Room: 105
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Description:

"Memory Wars" is a film series hosted by Russian and East European Studies Network at Queen's University, and co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies program. Four films tackle history and memory: the twentieth-century wars, Jewish life, and the Holocaust, and the twenty-first-century complex "memory wars" that continue to animate politics across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. All shows are free and open to the public. The movies are introduced by experts from the Queen's Departments of Political Studies and History and the Jewish Studies Program. Screenings are followed by Q&A and discussion. 

Synoposis: A young Jewish-American man obsessed with his family history, Jonathan Safran Foer (Elijah Wood) decides to journey to the Ukraine to find out more about the life of his grandfather. Guided by Alex (Eugene Hutz), a rap-obsessed local, Jonathan ventures into the heartland of the Ukraine seeking to shed light on events that occurred to his grandfather during World War II. Joining Jonathan and Alex is the latter's surly grandfather (Boris Leskin) and a dog named Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.

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