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
Inch' allah Dimanche will be screened on Wednesday, May 27th
2009. The film tells the passionate story of an Algerian immigrant
woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her
homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where
he has been living for the past 10 years. In a land and culture foreign
to her, she struggles against her mother-in-law's tyrannical hand and
her husband's distrustful bitterness. The film received awards from
Marrakech, Toronto, Bordeaux, and Amiens 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.