Wednesday, Jan. 25
City of Borders
Presented by: Office of LGBTQI Life
Israel, USA (2009) Dir: Yun Suh. In the heart of Jerusalem stands an unusual symbol of unity that defies generations of segregation, violence, and prejudice: a gay bar called Shushan. This documentary follows the lives of five Israeli and Palestinian patrons as they navigate the minefield of politics, religion, and discrimination in order to live and love openly in a world of conflict. English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Not rated. 66 mins. DVD. Funding provided by the Office of LGBTQI Life.
Saturday, Jan 28 Note: screened at 10 p.m in The Commons Center MPR
Presented by: Dr. Gregory Barz, Associate Professor of Musicology and Faculty Head ofHouse, North House at The Commons
UK, Rwanda (2001) Dir: Nick Hughes. Shot at the site of the Rwandan genocide, this drama explores the tragedy of the conflict between Hutu and Tutsi. It follows the story of a young Tutsi girl as she struggles to survive the killing by taking refuge in a local church, where a Hutu Catholic priest betrays her and her family. English. Not rated. 100 mins. DVD. Funding provided in part by Global Perspectives and The Commons North House.