CineCulture: Free Men, Dec. 7

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CineCulture: Free Men, Dec. 7

Postby mhusain » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:16 pm

(Film Screening: Friday, December 7, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building).

December 7: Free Men (Les Hommes libres) (2011)
Discussant: Rose Marie Kuhn
Inspired by true events, the French film by Moroccan-French director Ismael Ferroukhi tells the little known story of a handful of Muslims who fought for the French Resistance and used the Grand Mosque in Paris to hide and rescue French Jews during WWII. The film features three seasoned French actors: Tahar Rahim as Younes, an uneducated thug who manages to find his true calling with the help of his Muslim brothers; Michel Lonsdale as the crafty Moroccan civil servant and diplomat who played a major historical role in Paris' Grand Mosque; and Mahmud Shalaby as the flamboyant Jewish cabaret singer Salim Halali whose success continued well after WWII. The film was an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. French & Arabic with English subtitles. 99 minutes.

Film trailer:

Co-sponsors: Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures and French Studies Program

For more information: CineCulture Club:

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, at no charge. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179, spring class # 33246) 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.

For further information about CineCulture contact:

Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at
Narek Avetisyan (Club President) at
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