Immigration documentary screened

BLOOMSBURG— With immigration policies in the news recently, Bloomsburg University will show the documentary “Barzan” on Thursday, Feb. 16. The screening begins at 5:30 p.m. in Kuster Auditorium in Hartline Science Center and is free and open to the public.

“Barzan” is a documentary that brings light to the complex struggle of asylum-seeking individuals from the Middle East. An Iraqi refugee was a model citizen until he was connected to a high-level Al-Qaeda member through his childhood nickname, “Barzan.” The story embodies the controversial issues of immigration, xenophobia and the price of modern security as a man and his family get torn apart by government suspicion. 

The movie is the second in a series of documentaries focused on the political economy of security and surveillance. The series aims to create discussion on the intended and unintended consequences of political policy in the current political environment.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.