SALAAM DUNK: FEB 19 @1:50pm
Director David Fine's documentary takes something many American youths are familiar with (basketball), and moves us on a true-life journey to a land many of us are unfamiliar with (Iraq). The result is extraordinary. Salaam Dunk is an insightful look into young Iraqi life as experienced by a current women's college basketball team. The players are a fascinating and genuinely inspiring bunch, and the squad's mere existence provides a stirring example of the possibilities for young Iraqis outside the country's war zones. What they overcome on the court, you have seen in other movies; what they must overcome in their Iraqi society, you have not.
Ages 10+ (Visual-emotional effects of war) / USA 2012 / Arabic, Kurdish and English / Dir: David Fine / 81 mins.
Winner Grand Jury Award 2012 Florida Film Festival
Winner Grand Jury Award 2012 Nashville Film Festival
Winner Gold Plaque 2012 Chicago International Film Festival
"Of the majority of images and video to be coming from Iraq right now, SALAAM DUNK stands aside from the pack... While lighter fare than we've seen coming out of the Middle East recently, SALAAM DUNK is not a work to be dismissed." - INDIEWIRE
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RISD Museum, Metcalf Auditorium (View)
20 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
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