Discussion, Viewing Set with Filmmaker Julia Meltzer on Tuesday, Oct. 17

October 12, 2017 at 10:38 am

Filmmaker and director Julia Meltzer will visit the University of South Carolina Upstate for a screening and discussion of her new film “Dalya’s Other Country,” from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in the Richard E. Tukey Lecture Theatre.

“Dalya’s Other Country” speaks to the urgent questions of refugees, immigration and contemporary life in the United States. The film follows the real-life challenges of an uprooted Syrian Muslim teenager and her family as they seek to find their places in American society. The film was shot over a four-year span while the Syrian civil war displaced millions. “Dalya’s Other Country” is also airing on SCETV this year as part of the PBS “POV” documentary series.

“Julia’s documentaries engage provocative here-and-now issues in American society — subjects like immigration, refugees, religion, and what it is like to be seen as new and different,” said Dave Damrel, associate professor of religion at USC Upstate. “Her films are deeply honest and human, and she lets her protagonists speak for themselves in a way that really opens up new dimensions and conversations about their experience.”

This will be Meltzer’s second visit to campus, having participated in a screening of her documentary “The Light in Her Eyes,” in 2013.

For more information, contact Dr. David Damrel at ddamrel@uscupstate.edu or (864) 503-5798.

Sponsors for this event include: USC Upstate, Wofford College and Furman University.