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Movie Screening

The Oslo Diaries

2019-01-07 19:00:00 2019-01-07 21:00:00 America/Denver Movie Screening Main Library

Monday, January 07
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-01-07 19:00:00 2019-01-07 21:00:00 America/Denver Movie Screening This 2018 documentary covers the secret talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians that led to the Oslo Accords. Presented in partnership with the U of U Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Main Library

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This 2018 documentary covers the secret talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians that led to the Oslo Accords. Presented in partnership with the U of U Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

The Oslo Diaries (2018) is a fascinating film about the secret talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians that took place in Norway in 1993, and ultimately led to the Oslo Accords.

In 1992, with Israeli-Palestinian relations at an all-time low and any communication between the two sides punishable by jail time, a select group of Israelis and Palestinians gathered secretly in Oslo for a series of clandestine meetings that would dramatically change the political landscape of the Middle East.

Chronicling their journey towards peace, The Oslo Diaries features rare, never-before-seen archival footage and diary entries of key negotiators on both sides, providing an inside look at the immense pressure faced by the architects.

Osher Lifelong Learning Instructor, Chris Schaeffer, will provide a brief (recorded) introduction before the film.

AGE GROUP:   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Movies   Cultures & Diversity   Conversations  

TAGS:   politics   Osher   Movies   learning   discussion  

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