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Texas Tech hosts Global Lens 2013

From Texas tech University:

The Global Lens 2013 film series is set to screen at the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University during the months of February, March, April and May 2013.

All screenings will begin at 6 p.m. and take place in room 083 at the College of Media & Communication building, located on the Texas Tech campus on the corner 15th Street and Flint Avenue. Admission is free.

A panel of interdisciplinary scholars from the Texas Tech faculty will follow each screening and will encourage discussion and remarks from the audience.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • Feb. 21- "About 111 Girls" (Iraq, directed by Nahid Ghobadi & Bijan Zamanpira)
  • Feb. 28- "Beijing Flickers" (China, directed by Zhang Yuan)
  • March 7- "Cairo 678" (Egypt, directed by Mohamed Diab)
  • March 21- "The Fantastic World of Juan Orol" (Mexico, directed by Sebastian del Amo)
  • March 28- "Life Kills Me" (Chile, directed by Sebastian Silva)
  • April 4- "Modest Reception" (Iran, directed by Mani Haghighi)
  • April 11- "The Parade" (Serbia, directed by Srdjan Dragojevic)
  • April 18- "Shyamal Uncle Turns Off The Lights" (India, directed by Suman Ghosh)
  • April 25- "Southwest" (Brazil, directed by Eduardo Nunes)
  • May 2- "Student" (Kazakhstan, directed by Darezhan Omirbayev)

Global Lens in an annual, touring film series launched in 2003 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.

This year marks the fifth year the series will play at the College of Media & Communication. The series is co-sponsored by the Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, the Texas Tech Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, Jimmie L. Reeves and Kathryn Quilliam Reeves.

The Global Film Initiative is a U.S.-based international arts organization specializing in the support of independent films from Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Founded in 2002 to promote cross-cultural understanding through the language of cinema, the Initiative awards numerous grants to deserving filmmakers from around the world each year, and supports a touring film series entitled Global Lens.

For more information about the Global Lens film series and Global Film Initiative programs, please visit: http://www.globalfilm.org

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