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"The Human Experience," a film series presented by Old Dominion University's Office of Multicultural Student Services, will be on Mondays throughout the fall and spring semesters.

The series offers an observation of the human struggle to survive and finds resolution within one's own society, regardless of demographics. Each film is introduced by a member of the student/faculty community, providing greater insight into understanding the social context of the film and its relevance to our own life experiences.

All films are free and open to the public and will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building room Room 102. For more information, call 683-4406.

Films to be screened include:

Sept. 20
In the early days of the Taliban regime, a young girl and her widowed mother participate in a demonstration for women's right to work.

Oct. 4
"Rabbit-Proof Fence"
The title refers to a 1,500-mile fence separating outback desert from the farmlands of Western Australia. It is here, in 1931, that three aboriginal girls are separated from their mothers and transported to a distant training school, where they are prepared for assimilation into white society by a racist government policy.

Oct. 18
A dark tale based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, one of America's first female serial killers.

Nov. 1
"The Pianist"
The true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman who, in the 1930s, was known as the most accomplished piano player in all of Poland, if not Europe.

Nov. 8
"To Live"
From the pre-communist 1940s, through the revolution, the Great Leap Forward of the 1950s, the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and beyond, "To Live" traces the fortunes of one lowly family in China as larger political and economic forces bear down upon them.

Jan. 24
"In America"
This good-hearted film tells a story of a young immigrant family struggling to comes to terms with the grief of the death of the youngest family member.

Feb. 7
It's 1923 in Florida and, while racial tensions still exist 60 years after the civil war, the black town of Rosewood and its white sister town of Sumner peacefully coexist.

March 14
"The Magdalene Sisters"
Ireland in the sixties: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their behavior.

This article was posted on: August 24, 2004

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