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Global Lens – The Prize


When

Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Where

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

Under the cloud of a military dictatorship, a young mother and her daughter flee Buenos Aires for the seclusion of a ramshackle cottage along the windy dunes of an Argentine beach. As her mother listens for news from the radio with sad stoicism, restlessly curious seven-year-old Cecilia joins a nearby school overseen by a kindly teacher. A childhood idyll, however, soon becomes contaminated by the general political crisis, as the teacher recruits the class for a patriotic essay contest sponsored by the army—the very people that may have already disappeared Cecilia’s father—in this superbly acted and engrossingly atmospheric drama about innocence in illicit times.

Director: Paula Markovitch
Argentina   |   2011   |   99 minutes
Spanish, 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 with support from by Politics, African-American Studies, and American cultural Studies. 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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