Global Visions Film Series Opens Feb. 2


The Department of Anthropology's Global Visions Film Series will play "The Secrets" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

"The Secrets" looks at the rights of women in Orthodox Judaism culture. Presented through the eyes of the daughter of a strict rabbi, Naomi, multiple questions are raised about the role of women in the Jewish society. Naomi, a well-studied scholar and the main character, is sent to an all-girl seminary where she is forced to room with a girl with much different viewpoints than her own. When the two girls are tasked with delivering food to an elderly dying woman, their hostilities transition to friendship. Initially unknown to the girls, the dying woman spent 15 years in prison for murdering her lover. When the dying woman seeks religious cleansing through the girls, something no other priests were able to provide, the plot transitions to that of a spiritual mission with a deadline.

The Department of Anthropology's popular Global Visions Film Series seeks to bring an array of international films to the Grand Forks Community. Two films are presented each month in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union at the University of North Dakota. Attendance is free, but a small donation of $1 is requested.

Upcoming films, all at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, are:
"Caramel" - Tuesday, Feb. 16
"A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" - Tuesday, Mar. 9
"War Dance" - Tuesday, Mar. 30
"The Stoning of Soraya" - Tuesday, April 6
"Local Color" - Tuesday, April 20
"American Violet" - Tuesday, May 4