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October 2015 12

  • Monday
    7:00 PM
    The Ibero-American Film Festival presents a screening of "God's Slave."
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    Full Description: The Ibero-American Film Festival presents a screening of "God's Slave." The fluctuating geographies of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula are celebrated in a series of five films selected by Charles St-Georges, assistant professor of modern languages. Based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, "God’s Slave" follows Ahmed, trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist now assigned to execute a suicide bomb at a synagogue; and David, the cold-blooded Israeli special agent who will stop at nothing to prevent the attack. But neither man is defined solely by their extremist views. Ahmed, posing as a doctor, lives happily with his wife and young son; though David’s marriage is on the rocks, he remains devoted to his wife and daughter. With time running out before the attack, David zeros in on Ahmed as a suspect, his investigation culminating in violent, if unexpected, consequences. Despite the fact that 20 years have passed after the attack, "God’s Slave" couldn’t be more current with news of the “death” of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine federal prosecutor who had been investigating the case for ten years. Four days prior, he had accused the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, of covering up and protecting the perpetrators of the bombing in exchange for Iranian oil.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Patty Foresman Foundation, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Modern Languages
    Fee: 0
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    Tags: Languages, Movies