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
Gitmek will be screened on
Wednesday, April 29th 2009. It narrates the love story between Ayca, a
Turkish actress, and Hama Ali, an Iraqi Kurdish actor, at the onset of
the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Ayca travels from Istanbul to the Iraqi
border via Iran so that she can re-unite with her beloved. The journey
takes her through breathtaking landscapes, strange encounters and
terrifying times. The film received recognition and awards from
Tribeca, Tokyo Sarajevo, Istanbul, Kerala, Jerusalem and Yerevan
International Film Festival.
For a printable film schedule, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/group/mediterranean/film%20series%2009.pdf
sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe, Mediterranean Studies
Forum, and Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures.