Film Screening: 'Wounds of the Heart: An Artist and her Nation'

Film Screening: 'Wounds of the Heart: An Artist and her Nation'

Film Screening: 'Wounds of the Heart: An Artist and her Nation'

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Date and Time

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


University Center, Room 107

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Join us for the 2009 release of "Wounds of the Heart: An Artist and her Nation," a film produced, filmed, written, narrated and directed by John Halaka.

Born and raised in the village of Tarsheha in the Galilee, Rana Bishara is a Palestinian visual artist whose creative practice includes sculpture, installation work and performance art. Her artwork functions simultaneously as an elegy to the Palestinian Nakba, an unmasking of the  brutality of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and a critique of the biased Western media’s depiction of the Palestinians’ struggle against their occupiers. Click here for a trailer of the film.   

John Halaka is a professor of painting and drawing at the University of San Diego, where he has taught since 1991. Information about his film projects can be found by visiting SittingCrow Productions. A selection of Halaka’s paintings and drawings can be viewed on his website

The film screening is organized by the University of San Diego’s Social Issues Committee as part of year-long symposium reflecting on art as an agent for social change. Please visit the Social Issues Committee’s website for additional information. 

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