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The Translator: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: 1800 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 Evanston map it

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

Contact: Ariel Schwartz  

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


The in-person event is sold out! Virtual Access still available.

Join us for a screening of award-winning filmmaker Rana Kazkaz's new feature-length film, The Translator — the story of a political refugee illegally returning to Syria and risking everything to free his brother from the Assad regime as the Syrian Revolution begins.

Rana Kazkaz is also the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Program of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at Northwestern University.

Panelists Include:

-Simon Adams: President and chief executive officer of the Center for Victims of Torture
-Zayd Dohrn: Playwright, professor, and co-director of the MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage in the Department of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University
-Wendy Pearlman: Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University where she also holds the Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence

The panel discussion will take place in-person and also available virtually. Please select your registration choices accordingly. Registration required.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Northwestern Buffett Event Space
1800 Sherman Avenue Suite 3-000
Evanston, IL 60201

Film Screening: 3:00 PM to 4:50 PM
Panel: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

For questions, please email

All attendees will be required to have been fully vaccinated or received a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the event start, as well as comply with all other University safety protocols that are in place at the time of the event.

Please be prepared to share proof of vaccination or a negative test upon arrival at the event. Participants unwilling or unable to abide by these requirements should not attend.

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