The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at AUB presents:
A fellowship lecture on the topic of adoption via Lebanon by Daniel Drennan, followed by a screening of the film Memory: Unknown, which documents those adopted via Lebanon to Scandinavia and their search for roots, identity, and family.
Fellowship Lecture: Daniel Drennan
CITIZEN, DENIZEN, ALIEN
Adoption Via Lebanon: Practices of Extirpation and Their Impact on Kinship, Community, Identity, and Citizenship
This lecture will present adoption practices in their historical, political, and economic contexts. It will examine the results of these practices decades after their transaction, and their impact on our notions of identity and citizenship.
Film screening/Presentation: Badael Alternatives
«الذاكرة : مجهولة»
A documentary produced for Al-Jazeera.
This film tells the stories of Lebanese children adopted to foreign countries, and their search for origins and biological families. It sheds a light on this complicated issue and the chapter of history concerning the Lebanese Civil War. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion on issues related to familial separation in Lebanon.
El Paso Films
Tuesday, April 19
Lecture: 5:30 p.m.
Screening: 6:30 p.m.
The American University of Beirut,
West Hall, Auditorium A