|7th Annual Global Visions Film Series to start Sept. 28|
The Department of Anthropology’s popular Global Visions Film Series will bring an exciting array of films to the community of Grand Forks for the 7th consecutive year. The Global Visions Film Series presents two films per month in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series is currently the only venue in Grand Forks to view award-winning, nationally recognized independent films from a wide variety of contemporary film makers around the world.
This fall, the series will bring six films to UND. All films begin at 7 p.m. The first film, the 2008 Academy Award winning film for Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side, will be on Monday, Sept. 28. Directed by Alex Gibney, the film presents an in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on a taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002. A controversial yet surprisingly inquisitive film, it is a must see for all who struggle to find the balance between retribution and sanity.
All films begin at 7 p.m. on various Tuesday evenings, with the exception of the first film. The series will continue from now until December at the UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series is free and open to the public. Suggested donations of $1 are encouraged. Film-goers are encouraged to come early to ensure a seat.
Other movies will be:
Let the Right One In – 2008 (Sweden) - Tuesday, Oct. 6
The Chorus - 2004 (France) - Tuesday, Oct. 20
The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas – 2008 (UK–USA) - Tuesday, Nov. 3
Sangre de Mi Sangre - 2008 (Mexico) - Tuesday, Nov.17
Days of Glory - 2006 (France) - Tuesday, Dec. 1
Global Visions Film Series is sponsored by the Anthropology Club Student Organization and is partially funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee at UND.
-- Marcia Mikulak, Associate Professor, Anthropology, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4718