RACHIDA (Not Rated)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m., Pollak Theatre


A look at terrorism in Algeria in the 1990s through the eyes of Rachida, a teacher in one of the school districts. The film digs into the life of a woman in the Sunni Muslim patriarchal culture and the day-to-day living with anxiety and fear as bands of guerrilla thugs roam the streets. Panelists: Dr. Nancy Mezey, director, Institute for Global Understanding and Dr. Saliba Sarsar, professor of political science, Monmouth University