Film Screening of Besa
University Honors Program / Peace & Conflict Studies in the Humanities & Western Civilization Program World War I Film Series
February 12, 5:00 pm, Spencer Museum Auditorium
Set at the start of WWI in Serbia, Besa follows the emergence of an unlikely relationship between Lea, a young Christian Slovenian woman, and Azem, an Albanian Muslim man who has given his besa—his solemn promise—to protect her. Followed by a KU faculty panel discussion:
Stephen Dickey, Slavic Languages & Literatures; Marike Janzen, Humanities & Western Civilization/ Peace & Conflict Studies; Marta Pirnat-Greenberg, Slavic Languages & Literatures
This event was co-sponsored by the KU Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. This program is part of the University of Kansas Centennial Commemoration of World War I, coordinated by the European Studies Program.