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Wazhmah Osman

"Thinking Beyond Imperial Feminism: International Feminist Solidarity in the Age of Hyper-Masculinity "

April 17, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 pm
107 Capen Hall (Honors College, inside the Silverman Library), UB North Campus
Free and open to the public
Registration is requested:

Wazhmah Osman

Wazhmah Osman is a Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Production at Temple University.  Osman, a filmmaker and anthropologist, will discuss ways to imagine global feminist solidarity beyond ‘imperial feminism’ in our current age of hyper-masculinity and militarism. Her acclaimed documentary, Postcards from Tora Bora (2007), has been shown in festivals around the world. There will be a screening of the film, the following day after her lecture.  Professor Osman has kindly consented to stay for the screening.

The UB Libraries have obtained a license for one year to the film. UB community members may view the film prior to the screening by logging onto the streaming service Kanopy. 

A direct link to the film on the UB Libraries website can be found here: Postcards from Tora Bora

Postcards from Tora Bora (2007)

Film Screening and Discussion with Wazhmah Osman

April 18, 2019
2:00 - 5:00 PM
330 Student Union, UB North Campus

movie poster from Postcards from Tora Bora

Join fillmmaker and anthropologist Wazhmah Osman for a screening of her documentary Postcards from Tora Bora (2007). The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

The Osman family fled Afghanistan at the height of the Cold War, leaving almost everything behind. In the chaos, their suitcase filled with family photos is stolen. Postcards from Tora Bora tells the story of how, after two decades of living in the United States, Wazhmah returns to her childhood home. On an alternately sad and humorous quest and armed only with rapidly fading memories, she recruits some unlikely and reluctant guides as she attempts to put together the pieces of her past.

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