Tea on the Axis of Evil
Jean Marie Offenbacher US, Syria | 2009 | 67 min | Documentary. Free Screening followed by Q&A.
Tuesday, February 16, 20107:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2160 E Broad Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tea on the Axis of Evil, directed and produced by Jean Marie Offenbacher, asks a very simple yet important question: what is it like to live in an “EVIL” country?
This documentary counteracts the general Western stereotypes about the Arab World by studying real people with diverse personalities and issues. In TEA, Ms. Offenbacher displays the diversity within Syrian society- which includes 5 Muslim sects, 16 Christian denominations and even a small Jewish population- by interviewing a variety of subjects, from a female politician championing equality to a young student claiming a Hijab makes her look “cute.” Furthermore, TEA presents the changing attitudes of the Syrian moderates as Islamic Fundamentalism emerged as a threat during the 3 years of filming.
Cost : Free and open to the public
AmyBruinooge, Center for Near Eastern Studies