Klamath County Library screening Capernaum at Foreign Film Night

Host Klamath County Library
Location Downtown Klamath County Library
Date Jul 09, 2019
Time 05:30 pm - 07:45 pm

Klamath County Library screening Capernaum at Foreign Film Night

Tuesday, July 9th 5:30pm
Downtown Klamath County Library


The downtown Klamath County Library will screen the Oscar-nominated Lebanese drama Capernaum on Tuesday, July 9th at 5:30 pm.

Zain El Hajj, a 12-year-old boy from the slums of Beirut, is serving a five-year prison sentence for stabbing his parents’ landlord – a man who married Zain’s younger sister, Sahar. Zain is not only unremorseful for the attack – he sues his parents for neglect and for forcing his sister to become a child bride. As the narrative flashes back in time to the months before the stabbing, Zain flees his negligent parents and attempts to survive on the streets…

Capernaum is notable for its cast of first-time actors – almost all of whom were undocumented migrants and refugees – including Zain Al Rafeea, the youth who plays Zain. Al Rafeea was a refugee from the conflict in Syria living on the streets in Lebanon prior to the film’s creation. (He has since resettled in Norway, where he is attending school for the first time.)

Capernaum is RATED R, in Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles, and runs for two hours, 6 minutes.

Many of our Foreign Film Night titles are available on Kanopy, the library’s video streaming service. To start checking out five free movies every month, log in with your library card barcode and library account password at klamathlibrary.kanopy.com. (Need to reset your library account password? Just stop by a library branch to get started.)

No registration is necessary. For more information, please call 541-882-8894.