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Manhattanville to Hold Second Annual International Film Festival
Thursday, 06 March 2014 14:49

Zuzu AngelManhattanville College will be hosting its second annual International Film Festival March 17 through April 10.

The festival will hold screenings of films from a plethora of countries including India, Senegal and Brazil. This year’s theme is “Women in a Global Context: Then and Now” and each film showcases the range of issues affecting women globally including , education, war, military dictatorships, motherhood, health, domestic violence, and patriarchy.

During the festival Manhattanville will also premiere six short films, created by students of the College’s Digital Media and Communications departments on April 2.

Admission to each film is free, light refreshments will be served, and there will be a small discussion following each film. Students are allowed the opportunity to receive two Duchesne hours for each film they attend.

Screenings of the film will take place at 7 p.m. in the Berman Student Center.  

All films being shown during the festival are listed below: 

· Monday, March 17, 2014 – “English-Vinglish,” Dir. Gauri Shinde (2012) (India)

· Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – “Moolaadé,” Dir. Ousmane Sembène (2004)(Senegal)

· Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – “Zuzu Angel,” Dir. Sergio Rezende (2006) (Brazil)  

· Thursday, March 27, 2014 – “Grbavica,” Dir. Jasmila Žbanić (2005) (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

· Monday, March 31, 2014 – “Fireworks Wednesday,” Dir.  Asghar Farhadi (2006) (Iran)

· Wednesday, April 2, 2014- Student Short Films:  A Clean, well-lighted place (2013), El Pajaro Azul (2013), Ennui (2013), Sophia (2013),The Reason (2012, Tyranowizardon (2013)

· Tuesday, April 8, 2014 – “Take My Eyes,” Dir. Icíar Bollaín  (2003) (Spain)

· Thursday, April 10, 2014 – “Story of Qiu Ju,” Dir. Yimou Zhang (1992) (China)

The International Film Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of Manhattanville College alumna Sue Weil '10.

Co-sponsoring the festival are the following Manhattanville departments: Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Digital Media Production, Economics, Finance & Management, English, Sociology & Anthropology, Political Science, Studio Art, World Languages & Literatures, and the International Studies Program.