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CineCulture

CineCulture is a film series offered as a 3 unit academic course in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture provides a service to the Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. Everyone is welcome to attend. CineCulture is also a campus club. CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Film Screening Friday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. Peter's Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building.

Grandma’s Tattoos

October 24: Grandma's Tattoos (2011)

Discussant: Suzanne Khardalian (Director/Producer)

Grandma's Tattoos lifts the veil of thousands of forgotten women—survivors of the Armenian Genocide—who were forced into prostitution and tattooed to distinguish them from the locals.
"As a child I thought these were devilish signs that came from a dark world. They stirred fear in me. What were these tattoos? Who had done them, and why? But the tattoos on grandma's hands and face were a taboo. They never spoke about it," explains Khardalian. Grandma's Tattoos is a journey into the secrets of her family. Eventually, the secret behind Grandma Khanoum's blue marks are revealed. The story of Grandma's Tattoos is a personal film about what happened to many Armenian women during the genocide. It is a ghost story—with the ghosts of the tattooed women haunting us—and a mystery film, where many taboos are broken. As no one wants to tell the real and whole story, and in order to bring the pieces of the puzzle together, the director makes us move between different times and space, from today's Sweden to Khardalian's childhood in Beirut.

Co-Sponsor: Armenian Studies Program

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation.

For more information about CineCulture contact:

Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu

Tom Boroujeni (Club President) at farrokh@mail.fresnostate.edu