Two Recipients of GFI Film Grants Will Be Screened at the 2015 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival — Faces of Work

Mellon 2015 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival Faces of Work Pittsburgh, PA March 18 – April 11

Screening two recipients of GFI film grants and also awarded distribution contracts.

Sunday, March 22

Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) Venezuela | by Mariana Rondon | 93 mins — A showdown loms as 9 year old Junior suspects his haggard, out-of-work single mother would love him more if he straightens the unruly hair he inherited form his absent father.

Sunday, March 29

Excuse My French Egypt | by Amr Salama | 99 mins — 12 year old Hany tries to fit in at his new governmental school after his father suddenly drops dead, leaving his mother in debt and unable to continue to afford his private education.

Director Amr Salama will attend screening and Q&A at the McConomy Auditorium.

Nine Global Lens Films Featured in April 2015 Series at MOMA

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New York audiences have a second chance to view 9 Global Lens films that they might have been overlooked during their initial screenings. Our special thanks to Curator Jytte Jensen who has championed GFI’s activities for the past twelve years, and for her role as an uncompromising supporter of films from emerging nations.

The films and the dates of screenings are as follows:

Saturday, April 4

About 111 Girls (Darbare 111 Doktar)

Iraq | Directed by Nahid Ghobadi & Bijan Zamanpira (79 mins.) — A government official, carrying a message from Iran’s president, travels across Iranian Kurdistan with his driver and a young guide on a mission to stop 111 young Kurdish women from committing suicide.

Sunday, April 5

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Egypt | Directed by Mohamed Diab (100 mins.)– Three Cairene women from different backgrounds join together in uneasy solidarity to combat the sexual harassment that has impacted each of their lives.


Kazakhstan by Darezhan Omirbayev (90 mins.)–A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward the commission of a violent crime.

Monday, April 6


Morocco | Directed by Mohamed Mouftakir (104 mins.)–An emotionally exhausted psychiatrist assigned to a pregnant young woman found in the street muttering about “The Lord of the Hope.”


Iraq | Directed by Oday Rasheed (90 mins.)–A broken family with

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