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Date: March 3, 2003 (03-16)
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952
(Pager 301-930-3880)

Montgomery College-Rockville Presents
International Film Series
Acclaimed Works by Haitian, Brazilian, Persian Filmmakers to be Featured 

Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, through the International Education Program, is sponsoring a series of upcoming international film presentations, featuring acclaimed works by Haitian, Brazilian and Persian filmmakers. All of the presentations are free and will be held on campus, Wednesday afternoons, in the Science West building, Room 122.

Presentation dates and films to be shown include:

  • March 12, 2 p.m. -- Lumumba, a film by Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck, which tells the story of Patrice Lumumba, who rose to power in 1960 as a leader of the Belgium Congo’s Independence movement, and was assassinated just over six months later.  Made in 2000, the film runs 115 minutes.

  •  April 9, 2 p.m. -- Behind the Sun, by Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles (Central Station), and based on the book Broken April. The film is set in the Brazilian badlands and tells the story of two families locked in a generations-old deadly conflict. It runs 106 minutes.

  •  April 30, 2 p.m. -- A Time for Drunken Horses, directed by Bahman Ghobabi of Iran. Winner of the Camera d’Or at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, the film is about a Kurdish family living near the Iran-Iraq border. It is a dramatic and, at times, brutal film about a harsh, but loving culture. The film is in Farsi/Persian, with English subtitles and runs 80 minutes.

Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus is located at 51 Mannakee Street in Rockville. For directions to and around the campus, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu and click on Directories. For information about the film presentations or other programs of Montgomery College’s International Education Program, please contact Professor Gail Forman at 240-567-7443 or Professor Avis Jones Petlane at 240-567-7404.

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