Salaam Dunk, screening at the Little Theatre

Salaam Dunk, screening at the Little Theatre

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 11:00pm

MVP Health Care’s Little Buddies series presents this documentary set in Northern Iraq.

“Salaam Dunk,” screening at the Little Theatre on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m., is about basketball, friendship and the pain of losing those we love. Part of the Little's Women & Power: Women’s History Film Series, this film presentation is co-sponsored by High Falls Film Festival. 

Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, Salaam Dunk follows the ethnically diverse AUIS women's basketball team as they discover what it means to be athletes. From the joy of their first win to the pain of losing the coach who started their team, the film gives a glimpse into an Iraq we don't see on the news

Two years ago, most of the women on the basketball team at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUIS) had never been running before. Many had never played sports. None had ever been on a team with other women. They came from all corners of Iraq to attend this prestigious school, but many cannot tell family back home they go to an "American" university.

The Little Theatre, WXXI, and The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies present ten films in honor of Women’s History Month. The Women & Power: Women’s History Film Series 
is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.