“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Join us for a screening of Bekas (Iraq/Sweden, 2012), a Kurdish-language film directed by Karzan Kader. This screening has been rescheduled from the original date of November 16, which was postponed due to technical difficulties.
Synopsis: Dana and Zana are two homeless orphans in Iraqi Kurdistan under the oppressive regime of Saddam Hussein. Their only hope for escape is to reach the United States of America and live with their friend "Superman". But how do they get there? They have no money, no passports and their only means of transportation is a donkey!