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ACCC Film Screening of "GoodBye Hungaria"
Date Friday September 02
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Arab Cultural & Community Center is located at 2 Plaza St. San Francisco, Ca. 94116 just one block from the Forest Hill Station.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorLulu Azzghayer
Synopsis of Film
Both a political tale and love story, Goodbye Hungaria begins in a refugee camp in Hungary, home to hundreds of men, women and children fleeing war and oppression from every corner of the globe. To the refugees, Eastern Hungary is a cold and unwelcoming place; Asylum is rarely granted, and there are few opportunities for work. For most, the only way out of this legal limbo is through a thriving underground smuggling ring. Jon Nealon’s cinema verité documentary chronicles the lives of Abed Al-Sahli a Palestinian refugee who acts as advocate and de facto translator for the camp’s Arab population, and Charu Newhouse, an American volunteer. As both Abed and Charu struggle to make life better for the refugees caught in red tape and subject to the vagaries of international politics, their fates become connected. The film traces their unlikely love story from the hopelessness of the camp, to a dramatic arrival in New York City (complete with a startling final scene set in a location that will thrill and move every New Yorker!) where they come to start a new life, together.
Added to the calendar on Monday Aug 15th, 2005 11:45 AM

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