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International film screenings on campus

In the coming weeks, Smith will screen a number of international films. The films, with subject matter ranging from a feature-length film about the Middle East to a short film and a student-made documentary, are free to view.

Today, Wednesday, April 11, The Syrian Bride will be shown in Seelye 106 at 7 p.m. The 2004 movie tells the story of a Druze woman—Mona—living in Israel’s Golan Heights. Mona is engaged to be married, but has never met her fiance; the film follows Mona’s attempt to move to Syria, where she will lose her nationality and will never be allowed to return home. The story deals with the conflict in the Middle East through the lens of a family drama.

Then, on Friday, April 13, the Smith African & Caribbean Students Association (SACSA) is hosting a film screening and discussion in Seeyle 106. Begining at 4 p.m., SACSA will screen the short film, Unlock the intelligence, passion, and greatness of girls and then host a discussion on transforming the world through the empowerment of women and the leadership of African and Caribbean women.

The following week on Wednesday, April 18, American Studies diploma program (AMS) student Pauline Pelsy-Johann will screen her film A New Chinese Woman, featuring fellow AMS student Yuanyuan Liu.

Yuanyuan, a Ph.D. student from China, is completing the one-year AMS academic exchange program at Smith College to conduct research on the sister-college relationship between Smith and Ginling College of China. French film director Pauline follows Yuanyuan while she conducts her research—exploring themes on feminism, history, education, and linguistics.

The film will begin at 7 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall. Refreshments will follow in the Global Studies Center.

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