Film Screening: Kilometre Zero (Colloquium Talk Cancelled)


Chavez Building, Room 110
1110 James E. Rogers Way
85719 Tucson , AZ


Fri, 11/08/2019 - 3:00pm to Wed, 05/25/2022 - 5:58am


TALK CANCELLED: Stay tuned for rescheduling!

In place of our originally scheduled colloquium talk (information below), the CMES will host a screening of the film "Kilometre Zero."

From IMDb -
"In the late 80's, in the small village of Amedi, the Kurd electrician Ako is forced to leave his family and join the Iraqi army to fight in Basra against Iran. When he is assigned to escort the coffin of a deceased soldier to his family, he crosses the country with an Arab driver and plots a scheme to desert the army and bring his wife and son to Paris."


Hiner Saleem


Kurdish, Arabic, French, with English subtitles


91 minutes




Information on the previously scheduled talk

Part of the Fall 2019 Middle Eastern and North African Studies Colloquium Series

Hamdy Singary, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council

Hamdy Singary, LLM, is a University of Arizona alumnus, who will be speaking on the plight of Iraqi Kurdistan and its position in Middle Eastern geo-politics.


Prior to his role at the security council, Hamdy served as head of the foreign relations department in the Kurdistan Region Security Council and as a lawyer in private practice in Kurdistan. His research for his University of Arizona Master of Laws from the Indigenous Peoples Law Program focused on how Kurdish communities could build the path to nation building and how international law, and advocacy, and Articles 140 of the Iraqi constitution can further the self-determination of Kurdish communities.


Co-sponsored by The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the James E. Rogers College of Law Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program, and the Middle Eastern and North African Studies department.