Salaam Dunk

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Salaam Dunk


Saturday Nov 03 01:00 PM
Saturday Nov 03 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre

About the Film:

HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL THEME: Facing Future: Children's Rights and Gender Equality

Salaam Dunk
Directed by David Fine, USA, 2011, 82 mins. English, Arabic, and Kurdish with English Subtitles. Hawai’i premiere

Basketball is much more than a game in this stirring documentary about an Iraqi women’s basketball team at the American University of Iraq—Sulaimani (AUIS) in Kurdistan. For the young women on the team, most of whom have never been allowed to play sports before, it is a blissful escape from the realities of living in a war-torn nation. The team members come from a variety of ethnicities and sects—Arab, Kurd, Christian, Sunni, Shiite—but the joy they discover in playing together reveals an Iraq we rarely see.

Winner: Best Documentary, Chicago International Film Festival; Jury Prize, Florida Film Festival

See the trailer.


Bouly le campeur (short)
Directed by Anthony Vouardoux. Switzerland, 2006, 4 mins. French with English subtitles
Bouly is a rather unhappy camper, prone to xenophobic and misogynist remarks: an example of how not to follow the provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Special thanks to The World Association of School as an Instrument for Peace (EIP) for providing this film

Opening night reception: 6-7:30pm. Food from Sweet Home Waimanalo (featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives) wine, and beer will be available for purchase before the screening at 7:30pm. Ticket prices for opening night: $15, $12 museum members
The menu:
Salads: New Delhi spinach salad, arugula kale salad, roasted beet salad
Wraps: smoked barbecue chicken, curry chicken salad, Mediterranean veggie
Bowls: Pulled barbecue pork or kalua pork

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