Oswego alum to show Lebanon documentary Nov. 1

Jerry MosierOswego alumnus Jerry Mosier ‘76 will screen his independent film “The War of Peace: Voices from Lebanon” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Room 305 of Park Hall.

The 54-minute film explores and highlights the current political and social instability in Lebanon as seen through the eyes of seven young adults from different regions, religions and political backgrounds. Students and community members are invited to attend the event.

Production for the piece began immediately after war broke out between Hezbollah and Israel in July 2006. Although Mosier faced many dangerous situations, his drive to impact society with his work urged him to continue the project. “I’m interested in making films about people who have differences,” he told The Daily Star reporters in Beirut. “I’d rather have them getting to know each other than shooting each other.”

To further that goal within the campus community, Mosier will be present at the screening and entertain questions from the audience. A light reception, sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association, will follow the talk-back session. Mosier will also be a guest lecturer for professor Amy Shore’s “Film Genre” and “Modern Culture and Media” courses Friday, Nov. 2.

Mosier’s documentary films have won numerous awards at international film festivals and have been aired on such networks as Australia TV and Al-Jezeera. His acclaimed production team included Lebanese director Hady Zaccak and cinematographer Muriel Aboulrouss. Mosier’s GulfTrend Productions teamed up with Darkside TV Productions in Beirut for the project.

The event is sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association in cooperation with SUNY Oswego’s Artswego, cinema studies, and global and international studies programs.

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(Posted: Oct 16, 2007)