1982 is based on the memories of director Oualid Moaness—the 1982 Israeli invasion of Beirut. However, the story focuses, on the aspirations of an elementary school boy telling a girl he loves her. The emotion, the act, these consume the main protagonist. They are his world. Around it, viewers can see the growing tension among adults, the concern, the worry that they may not survive the day, and—worse still—that they cannot protect their young charges. The abstractness of war, something these children aren’t familiar with, encroaches increasingly on the one thing they are, emotions, and in this case, love. The juxtaposition of the two worlds threatens to collide, creating a tension of its own. Will love survive? And if so, in what way?
Join us for the third movie in the Languages of SoCal Mini-Series for Foreign Language Film Night, Spring 2021. Movie lovers can look forward to six international films free to the public, screened synchronously and followed by a discussion with guest speakers and SDSU faculty about cultural aspects of the film and their immigrant experiences. The discussion will last about 30 minutes and includes a Q&A open to all participants.
Iman Bakour-Aziz (Levantine/MSA instructor at LARC)
Maha Gebara-Lamb (biostatistician, MiraCosta College instructor & AMEMSA+ member)
The Languages of SoCal Film Series is brought to you by the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) at San Diego State University. They're partnering up with SDSU's Arabic program for the film. For any questions relating to this series and/or registering, please email Stacy Nyikos.
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Information and program content can be made available in alternative formats upon request. To request disability-related modifications or accommodations, please email JFRogers@sandiego.gov