CineCulture to screen Jury Prize winning film ‘Omar’ April 24

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CineCulture to screen Jury Prize winning film ‘Omar’ April 24

This week’s CineCulture film, “Omar,” will be screened at 5 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Leon S. and Pete P. Peters Educational Center in the Student Recreation Center (Woodrow and Shaw avenues). Directed by Hany Abu-Assad, the 98-minute film follows the story of Omar, a Palestinian baker by day who routinely evades surveillance bullets and climbs over the separation wall to visit his secret love, Nadia. By night, however, Omar acts as a freedom fighter, and after being arrested for the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. The free, public event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain, CineCulture adviser, at mhusain@csufresno.edu or Tom Boroujeni, club president, at farrokh@mail.fresnostate.edu.