The Institute of Islamic Studies and the Islamic Studies Library are pleased to present a free screening of the film Casablanca Mon Amour. Casablanca Mon Amour is a modern road movie that encapsulates the more complex and fractured nature of living in a world where TV and wars compete for headlines and occupy imaginations. Using movies as a road map between yesterday’s Hollywood and today’s Morocco, Casablanca Mon Amour offers a Moroccan perspective on the long and entwined relationship between Hollywood and The Arab/Muslim World. Casablanca Mon Amour presents more than a dry critique of the impact of media on culture. Instead, the film takes a human and humorous look at the effects Hollywood films have on people’s imaginations and affords Moroccan’s (our movie set ‘extras’) an opportunity to talk back—which they do in intelligent, witty and wildly ingenious ways.
Director John Slattery will be on hand for a post-screening Q & A moderated by Michelle Hartmann, Professor of Arabic literature at the Institute of Islamic Studies.
For more information on the film: http://www.casablancamonamour.com