–The Cultural Exchange: Winter 2012

Sponsored by PGCML, The Creative Edge, and Hyattsville CDC

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System Hyattsville Branch is excited to offer monthly screenings of independent films from our audio-visual collection. In partnership with the locally-based Global Film and Humanities Project, Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council and the Friends of the Hyattsville Library, our goal is to bring alternative film experiences to the residents of Prince George’s County. The evenings will conclude with a facilitated discussion with local filmmaker, Andrew Millington. 
 
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the branch at least two weeks in advance
 
THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE 
INDEPENDENT FILM SERIES
 
Part 1
Babies
Monday, January 30, 2012, 7 pm
Documentary (79 min.)
Four newborn children, in four different environments, are followed from birth to their first birthday. Two of them are from the urban first-worlds of San Francisco and Tokyo; one grows up among nomadic Mongolian herders and another in a Namibian hut.
 
“…you cannot set up babies. You have to wait, and watch, and make sure you’re in the right place at the right time. ~ Thomas Burns, Director
 
Part 2
The Boys of Baraka
Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, 7 pm
Documentary (84 min.)
Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, this film follows a group of 12-year old boys from the most violent ghettos of Baltimore to the Baraka School, an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, where children live by strict guidelines, yet are given the freedom to grow.
 
Part 3
Blossoms of Fire
Monday, March 26, 2012, 7 pm
Documentary (75 min.)
Their strong work ethic and fierce independent streak rooted in their culture, the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico, have resulted not only in powerful women, but also in the region's progressive politics and its unusual tolerance of alternative gender roles. 
 
“dazzling, whirling dance of a film that celebrates the extraordinary lives of the Isthmus Zapotecs of
southern Oaxaca, Mexico” ~Directress Maureen Gosling
 
 
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