UNC Asheville Hosts Screening of Documentary "Pulled from the Rubble";
Filmmaker Margaret Loescher to Speak
Margaret Loescher’s civilian father was severely injured in a bombing in
Baghdad, she decided to craft a film about her family’s recovery in the
months following. The result is the critically acclaimed documentary
“Pulled from the Rubble,” which will be screened at 8 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 2, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Loescher will give a
talk following the screening. The event is free and open to the public.
Trained as an
anthropologist, Loescher received her bachelor’s degree from Cambridge
University and her master’s degree at the Granada Centre for Visual
Anthropology at Manchester University. She has also trained at the
National Film and Television School, U.K, and has been making
independent films in New York City, London and Norwich. Hailed as “an
intimate, inspiring portrait of courage and resilience” by the New York
Times, “Pulled from the Rubble” is her first feature documentary. She is
currently working on her second feature documentary about Burmese
refugees in Thailand.
The event is
sponsored by UNC Asheville's Human Rights Center and the student chapter
of Amnesty International.
information, call UNC Asheville Belk Distinguished Professor of
Humanities Mark Gibney, 828/250-3870.