CineCulture: 2 Talks 9-15 & Film, "In Our Son's Name" 9-16

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CineCulture: 2 Talks 9-15 & Film, "In Our Son's Name" 9-16

Postby mhusain » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:11 pm

Film Screening Friday, September 16, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building

*September 15-16: Three Events: Lectures & Film Screening with Gayla Jamison (Director) and Nancy Meyer (September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows)

Co-Sponsors: Beth Ann Harnish Lecture Series, the Department of Communication, Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, Fresno Center for Non-Violence, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Peace Fresno, Wesley United Methodist Social Justice Action Team, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

*Thursday, September 15: Conversations with Gayla Jamison & Nancy Meyer

Location: Fresno State McLane Hall room # 121

Time: 3:30 p.m.

*Thursday, September 15: Presentation: Finding Unity in Diversity, Strength in Understanding, and Love Amid Loss

Location: Unity Church of Fresno, 315 W. Shields Ave., Fresno (between Palm & Fruit) CA, 93710
Time: 6:30 p.m.

September 16: In Our Son’s Name (2015)

Discussant: Gayla Jamison (Director)

In Our Son's Name is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, whose son, Greg, dies with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions.

They speak out against war in Iraq and Afghanistan, publicly oppose the death penalty of avowed 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui and befriend his mother. As their search for meaning evolves they speak out against anti-Muslim actions and find peace in working with prison inmates. Their marriage strengthens, and they reach a deeper understanding of their rebellious son, who had just begun to find his way when his life was cut short. The film mixes in-depth interviews with on-location footage and striking archival photographs and video to create a deeply personal story that invites us to re-consider conventional concepts of justice and healing. 64 minutes.

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.

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