DocuClub NY: The Interpreter
Please join us for the first DocuClub NY of the year on Monday, February 5! We'll be screening co-directors Andres Cabellero and Sofian Khan's THE INTERPRETER. Following the screening, we will be joined by ANDRES CABELLERO (Co-Director) and SOFIAN KHAN (Co-Director/Cinematographer) for a moderated discussion.
The Interpreter follows the lives of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who worked hand in hand with the US military. Local interpreters were vital to the US war effort, but now many face danger in their countries because of their affiliation. This is the story of how they are rebuilding their lives, told through a chain-smoking Iraqi codenamed "Phillip Morris" who was able to make it to the US with the help of an American soldier he befriended during his deployment, an Afghan called Malik who is still working as an active interpreter at the US base in Kabul despite threats to his life, and another Afghan named Mujtaba who fled with his family as refugees to Turkey.
DocuClub NY is a regular collaboration between IDA and DCTV. This work-in-progress screening series offers the public and members of the film community advance access to new documentaries in progress, and the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes conversations with filmmakers and creators.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening followed by a moderated feedback discussion with the filmmakers - 7:00pm - 9:30pm. Admission not guaranteed, all RSVP's are first-come, first-served.