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Old Dominion University's Institute of Asian Studies presents a film series, "Experiencing Asia on Film," at 7 p.m. Fridays.

Admission is free. The films will be shown in room 1002, Constant Hall.

Films screened will include:

Feb. 28
"Three Seasons" (Vietnam): When a young girl is hired to pick white lotuses for a reclusive master her singing attracts not only the jealous disapproval of the older workers but the heart of the master himself.

March 21
"Musa" (Korea): It is 1375 and China is in a state of chaos. The Ming dynasty has seized power from the Yuan, pushing them north to the Great Wall after their hundred-year rule. The Koryo dynasty, one of Korea's ancient kingdoms, sends a delegation of diplomats and soldiers to make peace with the new Chinese government, and the adventure begins.

March 28
"The Road Home" (China): City businessman Luo Yusheng returns to his home village in North China for the funeral of his father, the village teacher. He finds his elderly mother insisting that all traditional burial customs be observed. Zhang Ziyi's first film, and a touching story of true love.

More information is available by Email at steven.kyushin@verizon.net or jchen@odu.edu; or by phone at 489-1874 or 495-3652.

This article was posted on: February 5, 2003

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