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Screening of "#ChicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator"

When: Thursday, November 5, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: University Library, Forum Room, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-7980

Group: International Studies

Category: Academic


Attend a screening of #ChicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator. Commentary by Northwestern undergraduates from MENA. Come by at 11am to enjoy pizza before the film begins!

Synopsis: From her childhood bedroom in the Chicago suburbs, an American teenage girl uses social media to coordinate the revolution in Syria. Armed with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and camera phones, she helps her social network "on the ground" in Syria brave snipers and shelling in the streets to show the world the human rights atrocities of a dictator. But just because the world can see the violence doesn’t mean the world can help. As the revolution rages on, everyone in the network must decide what is the most effective way to fight a dictator: social media or AK-47s.

The Perspectives on the Refugee Crisis is an event series hosted by the International Studies Program, in association with the Middle East and North African Studies program.

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