"Dalya's Other Country" Film Screening

Film Screening


Dalya, the only Muslim at a Catholic high school in LA, learns to navigate her teenage years and her religious faith.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 to Wednesday, February 07, 2018
5:45 PM
UCLA School of Law, Room 1447
385 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Viewers are brought into the intimate world of Dalya and her family, as they tackle complex experiences such as immigration, assimilation, divorce and feminism, against the backdrop of mounting tensions surrounding America’s Muslim immigration policies.

The documentary was shot over a period of four years to reflect the real life challenges of one displaced Syrian teenager and her family, as the Syrian civil war uprooted millions. This film comes at an important time as America focuses on its immigration and refugee policies.

The director, Julia Meltzer,  is an award-winning filmmaker focusing on films about women and Islam in the U.S. and abroad. Julia's unique background offers students new perspectives on timely issues of immigration, refugee policies and Muslim women. As a director of a non-profit arts organization, Julia is also an expert in creating videos, photographs and installations around issues such as faith and global politics.

Screening followed by Q&A with the filmmaker, Julia Meltzer, and subject, Rudayna Zeno (Dalya's mother).



Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, Center for Near Eastern Studies, International & Comparative Law Program (ICLP) at UCLA School of Law, Department of History, Event organized by The Promise Institute for Human Rights supported by the Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law, and the International Human Rights Law Students Association.