Clips and Conversation: The Siege with Ed Zwick, Juliette Kayyem and David Scharia with Thane Rosenbaum


Amazingly, Edward Zwick’s The Siege (1998), starring Denzel Washington and Annette Bening, foreshadowed so much of America would soon experience on 9/11 and its aftermath — Islamic extremism, domestic terrorism, the conflict between civil liberties and national security, and prejudice against Arab-Americans.

These issues have remained timely and timeless in the United States since 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing. Join 92Y for a fascinating discussion about the film, its implications and America’s ongoing counterterrorism concerns, with Zwick, CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem, and the chief attorney for the U.N.’s Security Council’s Counterterrorism Committee, David Scharia.

Co-presented with FOLCS (Forum for Law, Culture, and Society)