Summer Film Series: “Roshmia” by Salim Abu Jabal

Wednesday | June 8 | 6:00 p.m.
* A very light snack will be served at 5:30 p.m. Please note that RSVP is requested, which you can do below or by calling in at (202) 338-1958.


** This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.




The film follows an elderly couple, Yousef and Amna, in their final stand-off with Israeli authorities to keep their rustic home, a shack in the Roshmia valley in Haifa. A friend encourages them to leave and works to secure municipal compensation for the couple, but tensions grow between Yousef, who refuses to leave his home, and Amna, who seeks to move on. By Salim Abu Jabal / Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates / 2014 / 70 mins
To see the trailer, click here
To find out about the other films in the Summer Film Series, please click here.