NWU to Screen Academy Award Nominated Film "Promises"

Ziad Abbas, associate director of Middle East Children's Alliance, will be on campus Monday, October 24 to screen his Academy Award-nomimated film "Promises."

The film explores children's experiences and social life within the Israeli and Palestinian societies as a result of the conflict in the region. The film was screened at the 2001 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002.

The screening at Nebraska Wesleyan will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located in the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Abbas is a Palestinian refugee from Dheisheh Refugee Camp in the West Bank. He is also a journalist who has worked with Palestinian and international media and has participated in the production of several documentary films.

Abbas will be available for a question and answer session following the film.

This event has been made possible by the Mattingly Lecture Series.

It is free and open to the public.

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