Films And Symposia Related To Exhibit Are Planned

Series of symposia and films related to the McMullen Museum of Art's current exhibit, "J.M.W. Turner and the Romantic Vision of the Holy Land and the Bible," are underway.

The next event in the Sunday afternoon symposium series will be held in Robsham Theater on Nov. 3, beginning at 2:30 p.m. "Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the American Consciousness and American Politics" will be moderated by part-time faculty member Raymond Helmick, SJ (Theology). The speakers will include H. Michael Neiditch, president of the Jerusalem Foundation; Eugene Fisher from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Walid Khalidi of Harvard University.

The final symposium, "Role of Jerusalem and the Holy Land as the Center for Three Faiths," will be held on Nov. 10. Asst. Prof. Rabbi Ruth Langer (Theology), will moderate a discussion among Rabbi Julia Neuberger, Faisal Husseini of Jerusalem's Orient House, Rabbi David Rosen, Rev. Samir Kafity, and former Jordanian Foreign Minister Hazem Nusiebeh.

Next in the film series is "Hanna K.," Costa-Gavras' story of a defense attorney helping a Palestinian claim his ancestral home. Prof. John J. Michalczyk (Fine Arts) will introduce the film at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 in Devlin 008.

The final screening in the series will be Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Fulton 511. "Exodus 1947" establishes a link between refugee-populated Europe after World War II and the new Jewish homeland in Palestine. Sharon Rivo of the National Center for Jewish Film will present the film.

-M.S.

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