Three internationally recognized films will be screened at Stanford
University in April and May 2009. The screenings begin at 7:00 pm in
Cubberley Auditorium located at the School of Education Building.
Co-sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Forum, the Forum on
Contemporary Forum and the Department of Iberian and Latin American
Cultures, the screenings are free and open to the public.
The three films, Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando (2008, Turkey/Iraq/Iran), Carol's Journey (2002, Spain/US), and Inch' allah Dimanche (2001,
Algeria/France), address the issues of love and friendship across
national borders. Each makes use of diverse cinematographic techniques
and multiple languages in providing a critical reflection on different
cultures, societies and political systems located in the Mediterranean
Carol's Journey will be screened on May 6th 2009. The film
describes the Spanish Civil War through the eyes of a 12-year-old.
Uprooted from her home in New York, Carol travels to her mother's
native village in Spain. Separated from her adored father, she
struggles to adjust to her new life. Through her relationships with her
grandfather, a teacher and a local boy, she gains a perspective on her
situation in a nation divided. The film won the special mention at
Berlin International Film Festival.
For a printable film schedule, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/group/mediterranean/film%20series%2009.pdf
Jointly sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe, Mediterranean Studies Forum, and Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures.