3:00 PM, March 11, 2017
Trip Along Exodus, by Hind Shoufani, tells the story of Palestine’s struggle for liberation through the experience the director’s father, Dr. Elias Shoufani, who left a career in academia in the United States to join the underground Palestine Liberation Organization in Beirut during its heyday in the early 1970s.
We are very excited that the film's director, Hind Shoufani, will join us after the screening, via Skype, for a Question and Answer session.
We welcome Adel Iskandar to the festival to introduce the film and to moderate the question and answer session.
Adel Iskandar is an Assistant Professor of Global Communication and the co-Director of the Global Communication MA Program at Simon Fraser University. He is the author, coauthor, and editor of several works including Egypt In Flux: Essays on an Unfinished Revolution (AUCP/OUP), Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism (Basic Books), Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation (University of California Press), and Mediating the Arab Uprisings (Tadween Publishing), and Media Evolution on the Eve of the Arab Spring (Palgrave Macmillan). Iskandar's work deals with media, identity and politics and has lectured extensively on these topics at universities worldwide. Iskandar taught for several years at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Communication, Culture, and Technology program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is a co-editor of online publication Jadaliyya and associate producer of audio journal and podcast, Status.