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82 Names: Syria, Please Don’t Forget Us

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Date(s) - 10/03/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Please join us for a screening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum documentary 82 Names: Syria, Please Don’t Forget Us.

Presented by the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC), CUNY Graduate Center

82 Names: Syria, Please Don’t Forget Us is a documentary film that traces the journey of Mansour Omari, a survivor of torture and imprisonment in Syria. When Mansour was released from prison, he smuggled out five scraps of cloth sewn within the shirt he was wearing. The names of his cellmates are written on them with an ink made from blood and rust with the hopes that by preserving their names, they could ensure they were not forgotten. As Mansour seeks to rebuild his life in exile and visits sites in Germany that memorialize the victims of the Holocaust, he reflects on how to bring attention to the brutal regime he escaped—and counter extremist ideology in the future.

The films Director, Maziar Bahari and a representative from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film.

Please note, the Museum will be recording and photographing this event. By your presence you consent to the Museum’s use of your image.

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