Amazingly, Edward Zwick’s The Siege (1998), starring Denzel Washington and Annette Benning, foreshadowed so much of what America would soon experience on 9/11 and its aftermath–Islamic extremism, domestic terrorism, the conflict between civil liberties and national security, and prejudice against Arab-Americans. These issues have remained timely and timeless in the United States since 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing. Join us for a fascinating discussion about the film, its implications, and America’s ongoing counterterrorism concerns, with renowned filmmaker Ed Zwick, CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem, and the chief attorney for the U.N.’s Security Council’s Counterterrorism Committee, David Scharia.
When: Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30pm
Where: 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Avenue)
Tickets are available here. Use special discount code “FOLCS” for 25% off!