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October 17, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Middle East Institute
1763 N Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036 (Map)

The MEI Arts and Culture Center invites you to the screening of award-wining documentary Ghost Hunting by acclaimed Palestinian director Raed Andoni. The film explores the hidden trauma of Palestinians who passed through the notorious Al Moskobyia detention center in Jerusalem, where Andoni was himself jailed at age 18. Andoni asks former prisoners to rebuild the center where they were detained, and in the process, digs deep into their memories to recreate the experience of their incarceration.

The screening is part of the ongoing programming of MEI's inaugural exhibition Arabicity | Ourouba, which features works by Palestinian artists Sharif Waked, Raeda Saadeh, and Khalil Rabah who address similar themes of life under occupation.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

About us: The MEI Art Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, video and photography from the Middle East. The non-commercial gallery is free and open to the public on weekdays from 10am to 5pm. It will remain open until 8pm on the first Friday of every month.