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Film Series on World Conflicts and Peacemaking!

Please circulate widely!

The Global Information Internship Program and RASCALS Present:

A Film Series on World Conflicts and Peacemaking
The Bosnian Conflict: May 6
~ "NO MAN'S LAND"

Ciki and Nino, a Bosnian and a Serb, are Soldiers stranded in No Man’s Land – a trench between enemy lines during the Bosnian War. They have not one to trust, no way to escape without getting shot, and a fellow soldier is lying on the trench floor with a spring-loaded bomb set to explode beneath him if he moves. The absurdity of their situation would be comical if it didn’t have such dire consequences.

Oakes 105, UCSC ~ 7:00pm

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: May 14 ~ "PROMISES"

Promises draws viewers into the hearts and minds of Jerusalem’s children by giving voice to those captured by the region's hatreds as well as those able to transcend them. Rather than focusing on political events, the seven children featured in PROMISES offer a compelling human portrait of the Israeli & Palestinian conflict.

SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTATION BY FILM-MAKER JUSTINE SHAPIRO!

Classroom Unit 2, UCSC ~ 7:30pm

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The Chiapas Conflict: May 19
~ "A PLACE CALLED CHIAPAS"

On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army, made up of impoverished Mayan Indians from the state of Chiapas, took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. The Government deployed its troops, and at least 145 people died in the ensuing battle. Fighting for indigenous Mexicans to regain control over their lives and the land, the Zapatista Army, led by the charismatic, guerilla poet Subcommandante Marcos, started sending their message to the world via the Internet. The result was what The New York Times called "the world's first post-modern revolution." Filmmaker Nettie Wild travelled to the jungle canyons of southern Mexico to film the elusive and fragile life of the uprising. Her camera effectively and movingly captures the human dimensions behind this war of symbols.

Classroom Unit 2, UCSC ~ 7:00pm

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The South African Conflict: May 28
~ "LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY"

Long Night’s Journey into Day reveals a South Africa trying to forge a lasting peace after 40 years of government by the most notorious system of racial segregation since Nazi Germany. The documentary studies South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), set up by the post-apartheid, democratic government to consider amnesty for perpetrators of crimes committed under apartheid's reign.

Classroom Unit 2, UCSC ~ 7:00pm

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For Further Information, Please Contact Sarah at urbanmermaid (at) hotmail.com
 
 


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