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Sunday, September 25 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Challenging the Media Narrative of War, Violence and Oversimplification. Films Featured: 100 Steps (14), A Tale of Two Cities: North Lawndale and Chicago (4), Picturing War (60)

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100 Steps (14)
World Premiere. Filmed & Produced in Qatar.
At a young age, Abdulla was taken in by a local religious figure and school principal, Maulana Abdul Rahman. Now thirteen years old, Abdulla learns that his school is a front for a radical Islamist recruitment camp. Suddenly, Abdulla must choose between either doing what he is told, or turning against the man who raised him.

A Tale of Two Cities: North Lawndale and Chicago (4)
World Premiere. Filmed & Produced in the United States.
A Tale of Two Cities: North Lawndale, Chicago is a thoughtful video about community and the misrepresentation of certain communities in the media such as Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. The piece reflects on the city's West Side as told by the young adults who live and work there.

Picturing War (60)
World Premiere. Filmed & Produced in France, Germany, Kurdistan and the Syrian Arab Republic.
Which pictures do we get to see? In a world of modern mass communication and a never
ending stream of pictures, this question is more important than ever. Which conflict is
worth reporting? Which war might interest the consumers of media outlets? And how do pictures travel from around the globe, from zones of conflict to the worldwide public?
These questions are the central message of "Picturing War“. From Syria and Iraq to
Rwanda - the film follows a young man who has chosen to become a war photographer,
and answers the question of how he finds the pictures we might see one day - or not -
on the cover of a big newspaper.

Sunday September 25, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Showplace Icon Theaters 150 W. Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60608

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