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Screening of “Sisters in Arms” and reception with director

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, in partnership with the nonprofit Justice for Kurds, will present a special screening of the film, “Sisters in Arms,” an inspiring portrait of an international women’s brigade who joins forces with the Kurds to rescue the Yazidis and defeat fanaticism.Caroline Fourest, the director of the film, will be on hand to answer questions during a pre-screening reception/light dinner at 4:30pm. Reception catering will be provided by Sanctuary Kitchen, a local nonprofit that promotes and celebrates the culinary traditions, cultures, and stories of refugees and immigrants resettled in Connecticut.The two-hour film screening will begin at 5:00pm, after which Fourest will be available for further Q&A.Fourest is a French journalist, essayist and filmmaker. Formerly a writer for the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, she is the author of the upcoming book, “Offended Generation.” Fourest is an activist for feminism and secularism and is committed to the fight against religious fundamentalism, racism and political extremism.