South Seattle Community College, The Brockey Conference Center, Room A Seattle, WA
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Join OneAmerica, The Seattle Globalist, and South Seattle Community College for a free community screening of the acclaimed documentary Barzan, featuring a local Seattle family torn apart by immigration and the post 9/11 war on terror. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film featuring a panel of experts on issues concerning the current immigration system and comprehensive reform. If you missed the premier of the film at the Seattle International Film Festival, this is your chance to see it!
How far would you go for a piece of the American Dream?
Sam "Barzan" Malkandi, an Iraqi refugee and beloved father, was working toward his piece of the American Dream in a Seattle suburb. But a footnote in 'The 9/11 Commission Report,' connecting him to a high-level Al-Qaeda operative through his childhood nickname Barzan, changed everything.
To neighbors, Malkandi was the model immigrant and perfect family man. He worked hard to buy a house, secure a better future for his children, and assimilate into American society. To investigators, he was a cold-blooded terrorist representing a potential link between Iraq and the 9/11 attacks. To audiences, Malkandi is a mercurial character whose story explores the controversial issues of immigration and xenophobia in the U.S., and exposes the human costs of security in the 21st century.
Filmed both in Iraq and Seattle, and featuring haunting sand animation sequences, the film takes audiences on the epic geopolitical journey of a family torn apart by suspicion, and examines the opaque government agencies charged with keeping us safe, even at the cost of freedom.
Sponsored by OneAmerica, South Seattle Community College's Office of Diversity & Retention and The Seattle Globalist
Friday Jun 28, 2013 6:00 PM - Friday Jun 28, 2013 8:30 PM | Free
South Seattle Community College, The Brockey Conference Center, Room A (View)
6000 16th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98106