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**Award of Awesomeness Nominee!** We Can Change the Past: Unearthing the History of Arab Indianapolis

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Watch a debut performance of the film, “When We Were Syrian: Early Lebanese in Indianapolis,” and learn more about the forgotten past of Arab Indianapolis.

“When We Were Syrian” is a deeply moving autobiographical short film that reveals a past overlooked in the dominant narrative of white, Protestant, Anglo-Saxon Indianapolis. The stories of these Arab ancestors and their contributions is a mirror through which we can recognize the truth: that we were (and are) a city of many peoples. That truth will lead us toward a deeper love of this place, the city we all share.

Filmmaker Josh Chitwood and historian Edward Curtis will introduce the film and then engage the audience in a Q&A session afterwards.

A partnership between Arab Indianapolis, Chitwood Media, and Central Library.

Questions? Contact 317-278-1683 or ecurtis4@iupui.edu.

This event is currently scheduled to occur in-person. Register by Nov. 8 and note this event will adhere to prevailing local guidance on COVID-19. Thoroughly read confirmation details sent by the host.

Image Courtesy of Chitwood Media

This event is part of the Spirit & Place Festival. Click here to discover more festival events!
Spirit & Place is a self-funded community initiative housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. 

 

 

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Date:
November 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Central Library – Clowes Auditorium
40 E. St. Clair Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225 United States
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Parking is available in the underground parking structure ($1/hr).