Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
Marvin Center Amphitheater
As part of IMES' 2016-2017 Middle East Film Series, we will be screening the documentary "Kickflips Over Occupation," followed by a discussion and Q&A session with the film's director, current ESIA graduate student Maen Hammad.
About the Film: "Kickflips Over Occupation is a project set out to document the newly emerged skate scene in Palestine's West Bank and highlight how adolescents and youth are using skateboarding as a positive tool to overcome the ailments of the Israeli military occupation"
Maen Hammad is a Palestinian born, American raised, skateboarder, student, and film-maker. After deciding to drop out of law school in 2014, Maen returned to the West Bank and spent 8 months documenting Palestine’s newly emerged skateboard scene. Maen’s film, “Kickflips Over Occupation”, has been premiered in over half a dozen film-festivals across the globe. When Maen isn't filming or skateboarding he spends his time studying for his Masters degree in International Affairs at George Washington University.
The Institute for Middle East Studies