Oct 11, 2020 Oct 11, 2020
04:00PM 04:00PM Southern Circuit Film Rescreening: Hurdle: School: Oxford CollegeDepartment / Organization: Oxford CollegeCost: FreeContact Name: Molly McGeheeContact Email: molly.mcgehee@emory.eduJoin us for a virtual rescreening of the film Hurdle, followed by a Q&A with director, producer, cinematographer, and editor Michael Rowley. Content will be rescreened on October 11 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Watch film. Play trailer.Hurdle reveals a riveting story emerging from Palestinian youth living under Israeli military occupation. The new generation responds to a world of walls, checkpoints and arrests in an unexpected and inspiring way. Hurdle’s protagonists, Sami and Mohammad, begin teaching the creative practices of parkour and photography, respectively, to the youth of their communities as a means to overcome the personal and political obstacles that often feel inescapable. Parkour is the sport of moving rapidly through an urban environment while negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. By developing their skills in photography and storytelling, they are able to document daily life in the camp and broadcast their stories beyond the walls that keep them static. With shocking visuals of military incursions into the camp, the cameras in the hands of youth become tools of response to the violence and loss of innocence they must faceOxford is one of the hosts of the 2020-21 Southern Circuit tour of independent films. An initiative of the Atlanta-based arts organization South Arts, Southern Circuit brings the best of independent film to communities across the South.This is an Oxford Studies event. + Virtual Screening Campus Events
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