Chewing the Fat is the Yale Sustainable Food Program’s long-standing speaker series. All events are free and open to the public. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, and the Yale Program in the History of Science & Medicine.
Forbidden to Wander chronicles the experiences of a 25-year-old Arab American woman traveling on her own in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the summer of 2002. The film is a reflection on the complexity of Palestinian existence and the torturously disturbing “ordinariness” of living under constant curfew. The film’s title reflects this, as the Arabic words used to describe the imposed curfew “mane’ tajawwul” literally translate as “forbidden to wander”. The video is also the journey of personal discovery for the filmmaker, the wanderer who falls in love with a Palestinian man in Gaza.
Co-sponsored by The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies
In conversation with Yale Lecturer Aaron Tracy
Co-sponsored by the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale Microbial Sciences Institute, and The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities.