Presented by: Shaiya Baer, Assistant Director, Office of Active Citizenship and Service
France, Italy, Israel, India, USA (2010) Dir: Julian Schnabel. From director Julian Schnabel (Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls) and novelist Rula Jebreal comes this drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict. English. Rated R. 112 mins.
Presented by: Dr. Gerald Figal, Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies
Japan (2001) Dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things start happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One sees visions of their friend in the shadows of a wall; another sees ghostly images on his computer. This horror thriller is also a poignant inquiry into the human condition. Japanese with English subtitles. Rated R. 118 mins.