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Global Lens – Amnesty


When

Monday, September 17, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Where

Bates College Olin Arts Center - Room Olin 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

A new national law allowing conjugal visits for inmates brings together a man and woman visiting the same prison to meet their incarcerated spouses. Elsa’s dutiful contact with her husband is part of a routine consumed with job searching, raising her two sons, and getting along with her father-in-law. When she meets Spetim, a quiet man visiting his imprisoned wife in equally passionless encounters, they slowly find the sympathy and companionship missing from their lives. A prisoner amnesty, however, soon threatens their fragile bond in this closely observed, sensual and contemplative drama highlighting a period of subtle but profound social transformation.

Director: Bujar Alimani
Albania   |   2011   |   83 minutes
Albanian, with subtitles in English

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All screenings are open to the public and are free.

The Bates College Museum of Art presents GLOBAL LENS 2012-2013
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.  Ten feature length films comprise the 2012 series.


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