WORLD CINEMA WEEK 2012: Bring New and Award-winning World Cinema to Your Campus or Public Library this Spring!

 

WORLD CINEMA WEEK 2012

CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD

Sign up today to bring Global Lens films to your high school, college, university or public library—March 27th application deadline!

In celebration of World Cinema Week 2012 (April 16-20, 2012), the Global Film Initiative (GFI) is offering you an exclusive opportunity to bring award-winning films from the Global Lens film series to your campus or public library this spring!

Global Lens is a critically acclaimed showcase of narrative feature film from Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, and is available for screening at schools and public libraries during World Cinema Week (WCW).

All high schools, colleges, universities and public libraries are eligible to participate in this offer, and signing up is easy (and free for all high schools!):

  • Email, fax or mail your completed application to the Global Film Initiative

That’s it! We’ll review your application and send the DVDs you requested. Screen the films as many times as you like during World Cinema Week, and if you’re a high school, keep the DVD(s) as a donation to your library’s permanent collection!

This is an exclusive offer sponsored by the Global Film Initiative’s Education Program and the deadline to apply is March 27th, 2012. Download an application now: high school or college, university and public libraries.

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GLOBAL LENS & WORLD CINEMA WEEK 2012:

CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD

Check below for a sample of the award-winning Global Lens films available for World Cinema Week (April 16-20, 2012):

 

FAT, BALD, SHORT MAN (GORDO, CALVO Y BAJITO), dir. Carlos Osuna, Colombia, 2011

NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS!

The prospects for a lonely middle-aged notary unexpectedly change after he joins a self-improvement group and his charismatic new boss—and strangely affable doppelgänger—takes an interest in his life. Click here to watch a trailer of this unique and charming film–shot in rotoscope animation!  

 

 

SHIRLEY ADAMS, dir. Oliver Hermanus, South Africa, 2009

In the depressed Cape Town neighborhood of Cape Flats, a single mother contemplates her fate and cautiously accepts the help of an overeager social worker as she struggles to care for her paraplegic and suicidal son. Winner of Best Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival—watch the “making of SHIRLEY ADAMS” here!

 

 

 

THE PRIZE (EL PREMIO), dir. Paula Markovitch, Argentina, 2011

NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS!

A political activist’s life-in-hiding on an isolated stretch of Argentina’s coastline is jeopardized after her seven-year-old daughter is selected to participate in a local school’s patriotic essay contest. Awarded the Silver Bear at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival!

 

 

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS (PESN’ JUZHNYKH MOREJ), dir. Marat Sarulu, Kazakhstan, 2008

A darkly comic feud is ignited when a Russian man suspects that his son is the result of an affair between his wife and a Kazakh neighbor. Click here to watch a clip from the film!

 

 

 

 

MOURNING (SOOG), dir. Morteza Farshbaf, Iran, 2011

NOW PLAYING IN THEATERS!

In the wake of his parents’ disappearance, a young boy is placed in the care of his deaf aunt and uncle who, during a road trip to Tehran, engage in a silent but apparently not-so-secret debate about the child’s future. An award-winning 2011 critics’ pick at the Busan International Film Festival!

 


THE KITE (LE CERF-VOLANT), dir. Randa Chahal Sabbag, Lebanon, 2003, 80 mins.

On the eve of her marriage, a Lebanese girl realizes she is in love with the Israeli soldier guarding the border checkpoint that separates her from her fiancé. Educators’ top choice and audience favorite–preview the film discussion guide here!

 

 

 

That’s not all! Download an application (high school or college, university and public libraries) to view the complete list of films available for World Cinema Week, and remember: signing up is free for high schools and includes a donation of DVDs to your library!

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