Explore distant lands through WNC film series

Provided by  Western Nevada College"Songs From the Southern Seas" is the second in a series of 10 international films being shown on Fridays this fall at WNC. Cost: $3 general; free to WNC

Provided by Western Nevada College"Songs From the Southern Seas" is the second in a series of 10 international films being shown on Fridays this fall at WNC. Cost: $3 general; free to WNC

Enjoy tales of other lands and cultures this fall in a Friday night film series at Western Nevada College's Carson City campus through Dec. 4.

The 10 subtitled films will be shown at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion. The price is $3 general admission, and free for WNC students with ID.

The series of thought-provoking films will explore cultures from around the world, offered by the Global Film Initiative, and funded in part by Nevada Humanities. Showings will be at Marlette Hall in the Cedar Building at 7 p.m. No advance tickets will be sold.

On Sept. 25, "Song From the Southern Seas" (80 minutes) portrays the quaint but scarred town of Tito Veles, Macedonia, in the post-communist world. Three sisters long to escape the suffocating environment of their dying community. Burdened by memories of their late father, each chooses a different path: Sapho struggles to secure a visa to Greece, Slavica desperately searches for a rich husband, and Afrodita harbors hopes for love and children. It is a contemporary story of urban decay, blending a stark realism with memorable performances to create a vivid landscape of life and longing.

Series Schedule:

Sept. 25: "Song from the Southern Seas," Kazakhstan, 2008

Oct. 2: "Possible Lives," Argentina, 2006

Oct. 9: "I am From Titov Veles," Macedonia, 2007

Oct. 16: "Mutum," Brazil, 2007

Oct. 23: "My Time Will Come," Ecuador, 2008

Nov. 6: "The Photograph," Indonesia, 2007

Nov. 13: "Those Three," Iran, 2007

Nov. 20: "Sleepwalking Land," Mozambique, 2007

Dec. 4: "What a Wonderful World," Morocco, 2006

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