Global Visions film series begins Tuesday

The Department of Anthropology's popular Global Visions Film Series will bring an exciting array of films to the community of Grand Forks for the fifth consecutive year. The Global Visions Film Series presents two films per month in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series is currently the only venue in Grand Forks to view award-winning, nationally recognized independent films from a wide variety of contemporary filmmakers around the world.

This spring, the series will bring seven foreign films to UND, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 29, with the award-winning "De la Calle" from Mexico. Directed by Gerardo Tort, the film presents a powerful drama about street kids in Mexico City. All films will be at 7 p.m. on various Tuesday evenings between now until the end of April at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series, free and open to the public, is partially funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee. Filmgoers are encouraged to come early to ensure a seat.

Other movies will be: Feb. 12, "Distant" (Turkey); Feb. 25, "Duck Season" (Mexico); March 11, "The Fast Runner" (Canadian/Inuit); March 18, "The Weeping Meadow" (Greece); April 8, "The Clay Bird" (Bangladesh); April 22, "The Wind Will Carry Us" (Iran).

This series is funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee, and the Department of Anthropology and the Anthropology Club.