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The Before and After of 9/11

A film on the role of women in Algeria's struggle for liberation, and a talk on “Invisible War: The Befores and Afters of 9/11 and Public Media,” will be given at the Colleges as part of the Is Another World Possible? Films For Reflection Post September 11 series.

April 15, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Parminder Vir's film Algeria: Women at War will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Patricia Zimmermann, a professor at Ithaca College, will lead a post-screening discussion and speak on “Invisible War: The Befores and Afters of 9/11 and Public Media.” The talk is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Algeria: Women at War presents the role that Algerian women played in their country’s liberation struggle from the French 30 years ago, raising critical questions about the balancing act between women’s and national liberation struggles.

Zimmermann, a professor in cinema and photography, will show short films and videos produced by artists as a response to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and the war on terrorism. This is a very different analysis and aesthetic than that produced on CNN and FOX. The works, in a variety of formats, show a range of voices and responses from different regions in the U.S. She will also show Web sites dedicated to expanding public dialogue on these issues and sites that function as digital archives.

Zimmermann will also give information on Women Make Movies, a national non-profit media arts organization dedicated to the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of films and videos made by and about women. Zimmermann serves on the board of Women Make Movies.

The Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, the English department, and the international relations program sponsored this presentation as part of the Is Another World Possible? Films For Reflection Post September 11 series.

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