Film screening: Refugees and cultural stereotyping of Muslims - American Baghdad & Valentino's Ghost - March 29, 2017

New Media Rights invites you to a free screening of two excellent films that we've had the pleasure to work on over the past two years-The short film " American Baghdad" and the feature " Valentino's Ghost: Why We Hate Arabs". We'll be screening the film at 6:30pm, Wednesday, March 29th, at 225 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA, 92101, in the third floor Auditorium of California Western School of Law. We will have a Q&A with Ron Najor, director of American Baghdad, and Michael Singh, director of Valentino's Ghost following the screenings. Please RSVP at our Facebook invite. Seating is first come, first serve. Middle Eastern food will provided on a first come first serve basis from North Park Produce!

American Baghdad, launched in partnership with The Atlantic, shines a light on the circumstances that brought Iraqi refugees to the United States, and depicts their new lives in El Cajon, California right here in San Diego County. Valentino's Ghost: Why We Hate Muslims explores the way America's foreign policies in the Middle East drive and shape the way that Muslims and Islam are portrayed by the mainstream media and Hollywood.

Please help us spread the word, and RSVP to the Facebook event if you're planning on attending.

The two films will run for 20 minutes and an hour and a half (less than 2 hours total), respectively, and there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker and the law students who provided legal services for the film after the screening. Current students can learn what it's like to participate in the New Media Rights clinic.

"American Baghdad" was directed and Produced by Ron Najor. "Valentino's Ghost: Why We Hate Muslims" was directed and produced by Michael Singh. New Media Rights is grateful to them for allowing us to host this screening on campus.

We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

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