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November 2015

Free

Film Showing: Run Boy Run

November 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Building 538
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
film still of a boy and a dog from film Run Boy Run

Kristallnacht Commemoration and Santa Barbara Premiere Winner of 10 Film Festival Audience Awards   A superlative saga of courage and compassion, Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith. Escaping the Warsaw ghetto at the behest of his father, nine-year old Srulik (movingly portrayed by twin child actors Andrzej and Kamil Tkacz) flees to the…

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Film Showing: Valentino’s Ghost

November 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HSSB 4020, 4020 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
flyer for Film Showing: Valentino's Ghost

Hailed by the Village Voice as “both sobering and illuminating,” Michael Singh’s documentary exposes how America’s foreign policy agenda in the Middle East drives U.S. media portrayals of Arabs and Muslims. It reveals truths behind taboo subjects often avoided or treated as sound bites and challenges the media barrage of misinformation about our complex relationship with the Middle East. Sherene Seikaly, Assistant Professor of History, will lead a post-film discussion. (93 min, English, 2012).   Watch the Trailer: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb0Z_XErOgc]

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May 2016

Film Screening/Talk: “American Umpire”

May 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

Elizabeth Cobbs and James Shelley grant us a sneak preview of their forthcoming PBS documentary film, “American Umpire,” based on Prof. Cobbs’s acclaimed history book of the same name. The film recounts America’s post-World War II role as the world’s policemen and explores whether the United States can, and should, continue to play that role in the future. After screening the film, which runs for 56 minutes, Professor Cobbs and Mr. Shelley, the film’s director, will discuss the making of…

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October 2016

Free

Suez at Sixty: Remembering the Suez Crisis and War of 1956

October 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - October 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States

This fall marks the 60th anniversary of the Suez War of 1956, a pivotal moment in Egyptian, Middle Eastern, and international history. In response to Egypt’s nationalization of the Suez Canal Company, Britain, France, and Israel launched a coordinated military assault against Egypt. The United States, the Soviet Union, and much of the international community strongly opposed this move, eventually compelling the aggressors to withdraw their forces from Egypt. These events signaled a new complexity in the Cold War and…

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February 2017

Free

Film—”Nasser’s Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt”

February 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
HSSB 6020 (McCune Room), University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
poster of Film—"Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt"

The Center for Cold War Studies and International History will show Icarus Film’s new documentary, “Nasser’s Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt,” a stirring but unflinching portrayal of Gamal Abdel Nasser and his impact on Egyptian, pan-Arab, and international politics. After the screening of the film, which runs about 80 minutes, Sherene Seikaly, Associate Professor of History at UCSB, will offer commentary and lead a discussion of the film. The event is free an open to the public. Delicious refreshments…

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October 2019

History Associates Presents: Stephan Miescher’s Ghana’s Electric Dreams

October 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Faulkner Gallery, 40 E Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
flyer for History Associates to Feature "Electric" Presentation by Prof. Stephan Miescher

History Associates will kick off the 2019-2020 year with a presentation by UCSB’s Professor Stephan Miescher titled Ghana’s Electric Dreams. It is based on his forthcoming monograph on the history of Ghana’s most ambitious development project, the Volta River Project and the Akosombo Dam, and their importance for the process of nation-building. It will include the showing of part of a documentary film based on Miescher’s research which was directed and edited by R. Lane Clark. The film visits sites affected by the…

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