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Culture Change, Image and Adaptation Film Series
Title:
Culture Change, Image and Adaptation Film Series
When:
 02:00PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Film
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Description

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Men of Words

This film takes place in Yemen, where the tradition of poetry and rhetoric took form in the late 20th century as political discourse, and distributed via audio cassette. Audio cassette distributors sell dubs which contain ""throw-downs"", that is, poetic challenges and replies by famed poets. For people in small towns without newspapers, this has become the virtual op-ed section. The speaker is Yemen expert Dr. Steve Caton, Harvard University. Sponsorship thanks to the Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania and Penn Cinema Studies. Please come early to the Museum cafe for middle eastern treats!

Free with Museum admission.

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Venue

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
Country: us
MUSEUM LOCATION

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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