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Expressions Artist Talk - Fostering Multiculturalism in Film

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Qatar-America Institute

101 Constitution Avenue Northwest

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A talk with renowned filmmaker Marco Williams, moderated by Professor Michael Dyson.

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We invite you to "Fostering Multiculturalism in Film," a conversation featuring renowned filmmaker and Northwestern University film professor, Marco Williams, on Friday, February 28th at QAI's headquarters in Washington D.C.

Professor Williams will discuss his teaching experience beyond America's borders and bring to light his creative collaborations while in Qatar at Northwestern University's satellite campus. Professor Williams will also exhibit his students' short series (Naseeb) reflecting the complexity within Qatari society in preserving traditional norms and the rapid pace of societal change displayed within the upcoming generation in Qatar and the Arab world at large.

Most recently, Professor Williams completed a film called "The Undocumented" - a PBS broadcast/ Independent Lense featured documentary. In 2007, Williams directed and produced "Banished," a movie that documents African-American descendants' experiences as they return to the former homes from which their ancestors were once evicted.

Georgetown University Professor Michael Dyson will moderate the program. Professor Dyson is a regular commentator on National Public Radio, MSNBC and CNN, and a recurring guest on Real Time with Bill Maher. Professor Dyson became a political analyst for MSNBC in 2011. 

The talk will be followed by a networking reception coupled with a special performance by award-winning D.C. Jazz artist Elijah Jamal Balbed. 

Fostering Multiculturalism in Film" is part of QAI's Expressions Artist Talk series, which feature American personalities, artists, and creatives who have lived or worked in Qatar and whose works are inspired and influenced by Qatari culture. The guest speakers share their own experiences and reflections, followed by questions and answers from the audience.

  • Registration required to attend
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Business Casual Attire

  • For any questions please contact events@qataramerica.org

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Qatar-America Institute

101 Constitution Avenue Northwest

901E

Washington, DC 20001

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