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Fazal Sheikh
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UNC CAMPUS—Documentary photographer, author and activist Fazal Sheikh proves that a picture really is worth a thousand words. He uses his work to examine, with sympathy, the lives of displaced people all around the world. Tonight at 7 p.m., Sheikh will talk about his photography of Sudanese and Somali refugees at camps in Kenya. Other works include portraits of survivors of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and political refugees in Brazil, Mexico and the United States. The FedEx Global Education Center is located on Pittsboro and McCauley streets. For more info on this free event, call 962-1165. —Iesha Brown

N.C. STATE CAMPUS—Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the NCSU Film Studies Program will host a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary My Country, My Country. This intimate portrait of Iraqi citizens caught in the crossfire of the U.S.-led occupation focuses on a doctor and Sunni political candidate trying to balance his idealism about the future of his country with the agony around him. Director Laura Poitras will be on hand to introduce and discuss the film. The event, to be held in Room 232A in Withers Hall, is free and open to the public. Call 515-4149 for more information. —Neil Morris

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