The Middle East Studies Student Initiative presents

"Syria - A Flood In Baath Country"
Movie viewing and discussion

March 13, 2012
6:30 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

About the film:
A Flood in Baath Country is a Syrian documentary film by the director Omar Amiralay which explores the implications of Baath Party policies in Syria. Without commentary or criticism, Amiralay's film exposes Baath party propaganda and its debilitating effects on the people of al-Mashi village, 400 kilometers (250 mi) northeast of Damascus. The film moves slowly from students to teachers to government officials, with everyone reciting exactly the same praise for the president and slogans glorifying the Baath party. The film is a harsh indictment of the regime, portraying the devastating effects of 35 years of rigid Baath party rule on Syrian

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