Mahaney Arts Center 125
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Closed to the Public

People standing on a wooded ridge

Film Screening of the documentary Spaces of Exception (2018, 90 minutes), followed by Q&A with filmmakers Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny, moderated by Professor James Sanchez.

Spaces of Exception investigates and juxtaposes the struggles, communities, and spaces of the American Indian reservation and the Palestinian refugee camp. The film was shot from 2014 to 2017 in Arizona, New Mexico, New York, and South Dakota, as well as in Lebanon and the West Bank. Directed by Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny, it is an attempt to understand the significance of the land—its memory and divisions—and the conditions for life, community, and sovereignty.

In English and Arabic with Arabic and English subtitles. Open to Middlebury students only.

Sponsored by Collaborative in Conflict Transformation, Anti-Racism Collaborative, Axinn Center for the Humanities, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Arabic Department, and Johnson Enrichment Funds. 

Sponsored by:
Arabic; History of Arts and Architecture; Axinn Center for the Humanities; Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation

Contact Organizer

Davico, Michaela