Monday, February 21, 2011

Film at CMU: March 2

The CMU International Film Festival: Faces of Migration

a special
preview event
March 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM
McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie
Mellon University

"So is this my new identity?
Am I a 'Brazilian'? Or 'a Latin American living in Europe'? Or 'the
daughter of a Holocaust survivor'?"
¨CAndr¨¦a Seligmann Silva,
Andr¨¦a, a Brazilian
filmmaker living in Amsterdam, begins to explore she and her siblings'
impulse to leave their home country. From hours of conversation, she
derives a theme: their mother, who had a psychotic crisis. This
autobiographical film depicts one woman's search through her own history
of movements.

director Mieke Bal will make a special journey from the Netherlands to
host an interactive panel discussion on the intricate identity of the
Jewish migrant. Authentic Middle Eastern food will be provided by Sababa
prior to the screening. Guests may enter a raffle to win a dining gift

For more
information, check out our website!

general $7 | $4 students
(Free to Carnegie
Mellon students and faculty, and students at The University of Pittsburgh,
Duquesne University, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh) Tickets available
at the door or at
Supported by the Graduate
Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and the
Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum.

Five years since its
inception, the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival continues
to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the themes that define our
contemporary social landscape. Through the power of independent
film, The Carnegie Mellon Film Festival: Faces of Migration
brings the intricacies surrounding migration to life. By focusing
attention on unique individuals caught up in constantly shifting
circumstances, these films both move us and enrich us by helping us
better comprehend the current issues surrounding modern migration.
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