Middle East-North Africa/JINELC Film Series

Hassan and Marcus ~ The Band's Visit ~ Bajrangi Bhaijaan

The Middle East - North Africa/JINELC Film Series, sponsored by the Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, will be showing 3 films on February 19, March 26, and April 16.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Hassan and Marcus

(2008 / 112 min.)

Directed by Rami Imam


When the lives of Mahmoud and Boulos are threatened by religious extremists on both sides, the Egyptian government inducts them into a witness protection program.  When, unwittingly, they move into the same building, a friendship blossoms that must, along with a romance between the protagonists' children, withstand the difficulties of prejudice and social persecution.


Monday, March 26, 2018

The Band’s Visit

(2007 / 87 min.)

Directed by Eran Kolirin


A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

(2015 / 159 min.)

Directed by Kabir Khan


Set in India and Pakistan, the film explores both cultures, distinctly unique, yet bound by an underlying humanity. In classic Bollywood style, the film entertains through an engaging story, captivating visuals and delightful songs.


Open to the Washington University Community

Hillman Hall, Room 60 -- 6:00 PM


Facilitated by Younasse Tarbouni, Senior Lecturer in Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures