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  • Thursday, May 23, 2019

  • 7:00 – 9:00pm

  • Room 418F, 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY

  • Free and open to the public

  • RSVP here

Note: This event was originally listed as taking place at 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd-floor amphitheater. The location has changed to 136 West 21st Street, Room 418F.

Colis Suspect (French for "suspicious package") is a documentary that explores the instrumentalization of the anti-terrorist discourse to understand who benefits, politically and economically, from the European Union's border security system. 

The documentary investigates the security business from the testimonies of Mohammed (a Sudanese poet exiled in Paris), Nadym and Bissan (two young Syrian refugees in Germany) and Elouh (a rapper in exile from Cameroun). They share the consequences of not enjoying the liberty of movement and having to reach Europe in a clandestine way. In addition, their stories are linked with 10 experts in law, migration policy, the war-industry, security and international relations. Colis Suspect has won the "Best First Film Award" at the 2018 International Mediterranean Film Festival of Tetouan. RSVP here.

The film is 60 minutes long and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel of experts (pending to confirm). Crew members, including Samuel Rubin, producer, and Greg Gorman, executive producer and MPS Digital Photography faculty member, will also be present. Hosted by MPS Digital Photography.

Learn more at www.colissuspect.com.

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