The Africa and Africa Diaspora Committee at College of DuPage will present a special screening of "The Yacoubian Building" from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday, March 18, in the Health and Sciences Center, Room 1234, on the main College's main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn.
Directed by Marwen Hamed, "The Yacoubian Building" is an adaptation of the novel of the same title written by Alaa Al Aswany. The film, released in 2006, portrays modern life in urban Egypt, dealing with the issues of homosexuality, political corruption, religion, social class and terrorism through the intertwined experiences of several residents in an apartment building in downtown Cairo. "The film will be shown in Arabic with English subtitles.
College of DuPage faculty Dr. Pam Smith-Irowa and Political Science Professor Dr. Carol Riphenberg, a Fullbright Scholar who has recently returned from a research excursion to Egypt, will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on this event, contact the College of DuPage Field Studies/Study Abroad Office at (630) 942-2356.