Summer Film Series: “Degrade” by Arab and Tarzan Nasser
Friday | June 10 | 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 below or by calling in at (202) 338-1958.
** This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.
Degradeis the directorial debut of twin brothers Arab and Tarzan Nasser. Set entirely in a women’s hair salon in Gaza during a confrontation between the police and a local gangster, the women are trapped inside for thirteen hours. The film blends caricature and reality to emphasize the complexity of life in Gaza where people are afflicted by multiple nodes of pressure, and the social space of women increasingly circumscribed by these pressures. By Arab and Tarzan Nasser / Palestine, France, Qatar / 2015 / 84 mins