March 18, 2015


Photo©Franco Pagetti/VII

Rutgers University-Newark presents a series of events on the subject of “The Syrian Revolution and the Arts of Resistance” on March 26, 2015 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark. Three segments of this event encapsulate the Syrian revolution in a multifaceted approach. The first event, “Veiled Aleppo: Photojournalism and the Syrian Revolution” will take place from 2:30 – 4:00, and feature award-winning photojournalists of VII, Ed Kashi and Franco Pagetti. They will discuss their experience covering the revolution, focusing particularly on Franco’s “Veiled Aleppo” series.


Photo©Ed Kashi/VII

“Veiled Aleppo” will be followed by a panel discussion “Phoenix in Exile: Music, Memory and the Message of Peace” and finally by a live performance by the world-renowned Malek Jandali Trio. Ed Kashi and Talking Eyes Media recently created a video piece on Jandali that was featured on National Geographic Proof. Both this event and video project are part of the Newest Americans project – a multidisciplinary collaboration, coordinated by the Center on Migration and the Global City and Rutgers University Newark in partnership with VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media.

Aleppo in Ruins

Photo©Franco Pagetti/VII

The event is free, but space is limited. RSVP required!

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