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Film Series: GLOBAL LENS 2009.

This autumn, the Bates College Museum of Art will host The Global Lens Film Series. Organized by the Global Film Initiative, the series draws from cinematic talent across the planet, with a focus on Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

The Series opens with Getting Home by Zhang Yang, China (Mandarin, with subtitles in English). In this soulful and humane comedy, Zhao, a middle-aged construction worker, struggles to fulfill a dying co-worker’s last wish to be buried in China’s Three Gorges region. Setting out with his colleague’s body in tow, Zhao travels hundreds of miles across extraordinary countryside, encountering a number of colorful adventures and characters—and even discovering love in some unlikely quarters. Director Zhang Yang’s humorous and moving tale of friendship offers a powerful, and sometimes slapstick, commentary on the value of community and human connectivity in modern China.

$5 general admission, free for Bates students.

8 p.m., Friday, September 11 in Olin 105 and Sunday,
September 13 in Olin 105
GETTING HOME
Zhang Yang, China, 2007

8 p.m., Friday, September 18 in Olin 105 and Sunday,
September 20 in Olin 105

I AM FROM TITOV VELES
Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia, 2007

8 p.m. Friday, September 25 in Olin 105 and Sunday,
September 27 in Olin 105
MUTUM

Sandra Kogut, Brazil, 2007

8 p.m., Friday, October 2 in Olin 105 and Sunday, October 4
in Olin 105
MY TIME WILL COME

Victor Arregui, Ecuador, 2008

8 p.m., Friday, October 9 in Olin 105 and Sunday, October 11
in Olin 105

THE PHOTOGRAPH
Nan Triveni Achnas, Indonesia, 2007

8 p.m., Friday, October 16 in Olin 105 and Sunday, October 18
in Olin 105

POSSIBLE LIVES
Sandra Gugliotta, Argentina, 2006

8 p.m., Friday, October 30 in Olin 105 and Sunday, November 1
in Olin 105

SLEEPWALKING LAND
Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007

8 p.m., Friday, November 6 in Olin 105 and Sunday, November 8
in Olin 105

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS
Marat Sarulu, Kazakhstan, 2008

8 p.m., Friday, November 13 in Olin 105 and Sunday, November 15
in Olin 105
THOSE THREE

Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

8 p.m., Friday, December 4 in Olin 105 and Sunday, December 6
in Olin 105

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
Faouzi Bensaidi, Morocco, 2006

8 p.m., Friday, December 11 in Olin 105 and Sunday, December 13
in Olin 105

MARGARETTE’S FEAST
Renato Falcao, Brazil, 2002

To view trailers of all the movieshttp://www.globalfilm.org/


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