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Film: Omar (Tufts)

  • Tufts University, Tisch Library 5 The Green Medford, MA, 02155 United States (map)

Showing at Tisch 304 ◼︎ Event Page

Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to scale the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, Nadia’s militant brother. Omar’s feelings quickly become as torn apart as the Palestinian landscape. But it’s soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.

Hosted by Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine as part of