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International Films to be Shown at Hartnell College

October 31st, 2003

Four award-winning documentary films from around the world will be screened at Hartnell College on Thursday, Nov. 6.

The showings are free and open to the public, according to Josephine Crawford, international student adviser. The films, which address human rights, world cultures, environmental concerns as well as war and peace will be shown in room 125 of the Performing Arts Building.

Three films will be shown at 11 a.m. They are:

"Those Who Trespass" (18 minutes) - the story of four elderly nuns who advocated the closing the School of the Americas, where the United States has trained Latin American soldiers since 1946.

"Sadako's Cranes" (5 minutes) - the poignant story of Sadako Sasaki, who was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

"The Valentine 1955" (2 minutes) - a conversation starter for those pondering the politics of diversity.

Another film, "Robert Capa in Love and War" (85 minutes) to be shown at 1 p.m., is a testament to the life of Hungarian-born Robert Capa, preeminent war photojournalist of the 20th century. The film was featured at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

The program is a preview of the fourth annual United Nations Association Film Festival to be held at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Nov. 7 and 8.

For more information, contact Josephine Crawford at (831) 755-6829.