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Monday, February 17, 2014

Beyond the Classroom presents

Description:
On December 17, 2010, 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set fire to himself on the streets of Tunis sparking a popular uprising that toppled a dictator and developed into the Arab Spring. With remarkable never-before-seen footage, Tunisian filmmaker Elyes Baccar chronicles the revolution with searing, passionate images of demonstrations, celebrations and riots in the days leading to and immediately following the expulsion of President Ben Ali. Too many, Tunisia appeared a bastion of stability in the Arab world. For years, the Tunisian people have turned a blind eye to the corruption and systemic looting of their countrys wealth by the regime in power. In fact, before the uprising, Ali was preparing a campaign that would elect him President for Life. Mohamed Bouazizis self-immolation, which was seen around the world, changed all that. Rouge Parole provides an immediate, up-close look at the uprising - of a nation shaking off oppressive rule and taking its first steps towards democracy. {Will appear in FYI on Feb 12, 2014
Start Time:
7:00 PM
End Time:
9:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu https://www.facebook.com/events/581694628589879/


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