|UND Global Visions Film Series ends with "Days of Glory"|
The department of Anthropology's Global Visions Film Series will end the season with "Days of Glory" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
"Days of Glory" looks at the contributions made by North African soldiers who fought for France during World War II. As part of an effort to break Hitler's powerful grip, the first French Army was recruited in Northern Africa. It was comprised of 130,000 North Africans who were willing to put their lives on the line in order to defeat the Nazis. The selfless efforts of these remarkable men provided invaluable aid to France during one of the world's darkest hours.
"'Days of Glory' follows a small group of World War II infantrymen from North Africa through Italy and across France into Alsace. His combat sequences are filmed with exquisite precision and edited with admirable economy, and the quieter moments that allow the characters of the men to emerge find a perfect balance between dramatic impact and psychological authenticity. What makes 'Days of Glory' something more - something close to a great movie - is that it finds a new and politically urgent story to tell in the well-trodden (and beautifully photographed) soil of wartime Europe." - A.O Scott, New York Times
The Department of Anthropology's popular Global Visions Film Series seeks to bring an array of international films to the Grand Forks Community. Two films are presented each month in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union at the University of North Dakota. Attendance is free, but a small donation of $1 is requested.