Fridays, Nov. 20 & Dec. 4. WNC Students FREE
Western Nevada College takes an armchair trip to Mozambique Friday night (Nov. 20) with the film Admission is $3; WNC students are admitted free.
"Sleepwalking Land," in a 7 p.m. showing at Marlette Hall, Cedar Building. It is the story of a devastating civil war, where Muidinga, a refugee boy separated from his mother, wanders the countryside. His companion is an elderly storyteller, and the only guide to finding his mother is a dead man's diary. The storyteller and the diary lead Muidinga on a fascinating, and sometimes macabre, journey across war-torn landscapes. It's been called a powerful drama showing survival and ultimately overcoming the catastrophe of war.
Following a break over Thanksgiving weekend, the college winds up its international film festival with the Moroccan offering, "What a Wonderful World," on Friday, Dec. 4.
"What a Wonderful World" is a stylish film with a theme that's for mature audiences. Souad is a prostitute, whose best friend is Kenza, a tough traffic cop. Kamel is a stony-eyed contract killer who receives his hit orders via the Internet; he is also Souad's favorite customer. When the prostitute falls in love with the traffic cop, the two begin a bizarre courtship doomed by their disparate lines of work. In the mix is a persistent cyber-snooping hacker who stumbles upon the site where Kamel receives his murderous contracts.
The series of ten films was a window on the world, with cinematic offerings from China, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Indonesia Iran, and more. Films were provided by The Global Film Initiative, a non-profit organization supporting independent film from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The series promotes cultural awareness, and the independent films have been screened and won awards at festivals around the globe. It is supported by Nevada Humanities. Information: 445-3222.
Press Release: November 19, 2009
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