Located in the Proshansky Auditorium at the CUNY Graduate Center. Free and open to the public. No reservations required
Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (2009), a feature-length documentary, follows the relationship between an Afghani interpreter and his American client, journalist Christian Parenti until Ajmal is kidnapped and executed. Join director Ian Olds, recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2009 Best New Documentary Filmmaker, and Christian Parenti, correspondent for The Nation, and author of The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq, for a discussion about the social and cultural politics of producing journalism from the heart of the 21st century’s killing fields. Moderated by Saadia Toor, Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island, and Fiona Jeffries, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics and the Ralph Bunche Institute
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Added by Center for the Humanities on September 14, 2009