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Contributed by Kathryn Zimmerman on 12/01/2010
“Shooting the Messenger/ اطلاق النار على صاحب رسالة” is a student documentary created by Katie Zimmerman, Kaitlyn Rich and Amy Born, featuring interviews with Iraqi translators and interpreters employed by the United States.
The interviews depict the challenges of translating during a violent conflict and between two very different cultures and languages. Additionally, these brave Iraqis became United States collaborators in h...opes of helping their country but are frequently targeted by extremists. Thousands of translators and interpreters have been injured, hundreds have been killed and very few have made it safely to the United States. “Shooting the Messenger” puts a face to stories that aren’t often told and documents translators and interpreter’s struggles, successes and hope for the future.
Join us Thursday December 9th, Ithaca College Textor 103, 6pm for the debut screening of “Shooting the Messenger”. A question and answer with Ithaca College Professor Haydar Assad, former Iraqi translator, will follow the screening. Light refreshments will be provided at the end of the event.
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