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International film series coming to Kent State Trumbull

Posted Oct. 25, 2010

The Kent State University at Trumbull Office of Student Activities is proud to announce that it will present select films from The Global Film Initiative's "Global Lens 2010" film series during the months of November and December.
The film series – a set of 10 award-winning narrative feature films from Algeria, China, India, Iran, Mexico, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Uruguay and Vietnam – will screen selected features on the Kent State Trumbull campus, with the entire series being shown at The Lemon Grove Café, 122 W. Federal Street, Youngstown.

All screenings are free and open to the public at both locations.Global Lens
"We're very excited about the 2010 series," says Susan Weeks Coulter, Board Chair of the Global Film Initiative. "This year's films are some of our boldest, most visually striking, unique visions to date--each filmmaker is re-imagining our world from an entirely fresh viewpoint."

Global Lens 2010 features critical favorites ORDINARY PEOPLE (Best Film, Sarajevo Film Festival), THE SHAFT (New Directors/New Films) and South African tour-de-force SHIRLEY ADAMS (Best Actress, Durban International Film Festival).

In addition, Global Lens 2010 will present the U.S. premiere of Granaz Moussavi's Iranian independent, MY TEHRAN FOR SALE (Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival) and the North American premiere of OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN (New Currents, Pusan International Film Festival)--the first film ever to be shot on India's Andaman and Nicobar islands.

The films will be shown with English subtitles. For additional information, contact Kent State Trumbull's Jacob Roope at 330-675-8858. Many of the films in this series contain mature images or themes not appropriate for children; viewer discretion is advised.

Global Lens 2010 films:

·         OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN, dir. Rajesh Shera, India, 2008
11/15, 3:30 p.m. @ Kent State Trumbull (Classroom/Administration Building, Room 202)
12/4, 4:00 p.m. @ The Lemon Grove
In the devastating aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, an elderly British schoolteacher comes to grips with his own loss as he searches for missing students on the remote Indian islands of Andaman and Nicobar.

·         ORDINARY PEOPLE, dir. Vladimir Perisic, Serbia, 2009
11/17, 3:30 p.m. @ Kent State Trumbull (Classroom/Administration Building, Room 202)
12/5, 8:00 p.m. @ The Lemon Grove
One quiet afternoon, a busload of young soldiers is unexpectedly forced to question the morality of their profession after being enlisted to execute civilian prisoners at a remote facility in the Serbian countryside.

·         MY TEHRAN FOR SALE, dir. Granaz Moussavi, Iran, 2009
11/18, 5:00 p.m. @ Kent State Trumbull (Classroom/Administration Building, Room 202)
11/21, 8:00 p.m. @ The Lemon Grove
An ailing actress fighting for political asylum, and waiting to clear Australian immigration, recounts her attempts to live, work and love in Tehran's thriving yet turbulent arts subculture.

·         THE SHAFT (DIXIA DE TIANKONG), dir. Zhang Chi, China, 2008
12/11, 4:00 p.m. @ The Lemon Grove
In three intertwined stories, a father, son and daughter fight to hold onto hope and family as they face the harsh realities of life in a poor western Chinese mining town.

·         SHIRLEY ADAMS, dir. Oliver Hermanus, South Africa, 2009
12/12, 8:00 p.m. @ The Lemon Grove
In the depressed Cape Town neighborhood of Cape Flats, a single mother contemplates her fate and cautiously accepts the help of an overeager social worker as she struggles to care for her paraplegic and suicidal son.

About Global Lens
Global Lens, now in its seventh year, is an annual, touring film series launched by the Global Film Initiative to support the distribution of critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window into the diverse world in which we live.