October 21, October 22

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Screening at The Advocate New Orleans

Lahib Jaddo, haunted by the echoes of her native Iraq in the landscape of the Texas Panhandle, makes art that mixes observation and remembrance. Her daily life in the college town of Lubbock, where she has taught for decades, is recorded in this affectionate documentary by her daughter, Nadia, whose ticklish camera teases out her mother’s eccentricities, the quirks of the people around her, and the passage of time. As Nadia watches, a picture emerges of what an uncareful observer might call assimilation: an outward adjustment obscuring depths of diasporic longing, the doubling and tripling of identities always grounded by that shifting but insistent anchor, the question of home. -JK

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Community Partner: The UNO Muslim Student Association

This screening is free thanks to the generous support of The Helis Foundation.