The Diversity Committee will be serving FREE pizza at Harrington and then walk over to the Chicago Cultural Center to watch a FREE screening of the international film, Dunya and Desie (see below). Seating is limited, so only the first ten people will be able to go. Did we mention this is all FREE? If you are interested in going, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 5:30
Where: Room 405 and then onto The Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E Washington (The Cultural Center)
Dunya & Desie Description
Dunya is Moroccan, raised with daily prayers, Imams, and Ramadan. Desie is as Dutch as Cheese, wooden shoes, and tulips. In spite of their families’ cultural differences, the girls have grown up the best of friends in Amsterdam. Now at 18, their friendship is tested when they each travel to Morocco to face the biggest decisions of their lives. Dunya & Desie is a heartwarming road movie about friendship, family, tolerance, and understanding.
A post-screening discussion will follow the film on Wednesday, May 26. The Director is Dana Nechushtan. The movie is Dutch and Arabic with English subtitles. It is 96 minutes in length.
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, brings the best in international cinema to Chicago through its year-round programming and events. Its mission is to foster better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image.