Sep 2, 2011

Intersections Film Festival 2011

Intersections Film Festival™ (IFF) is a three-day event held 14-16 October 2011 and scheduled to take place on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus as well as the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Oct. 14-15 at UCCS

Oct. 16 at the FAC

All screenings are free and open to the public.
Seating is limited; audience members are encouraged arrive early.

IFF is committed to offering free public screenings in order to reach the broadest segment of the Front Range community possible and reinforce UCCS’s commitment to scholarly outreach and the promotion of diversity. For the upcoming festival, award-winning Middle Eastern feature films and documentaries explore multiple contexts of displacement due to economic need, war, imprisonment, and occupation.

The festival will feature co-produced transnational feature films and documentaries by award-winning filmmakers. "Talk back"-styled discussions follow screenings led by either filmmakers, leading experts, or regional scholars from UCCS, Metro State, CSU, CU-Boulder, and Colorado College, or from amongst our cultural partnerships. The discussions are designed to prompt a dialogue with the audience in hopes of making global subject matters relevant at the local level.

Closing Reception & Screenings at the FAC

Parking is free at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

4:00 PM
Najwa Najjar, Pomegranates & Myrrh (Palestine, 2009) 95 mins. [in the Music Room]
Discussant: Dr. Livia Alexander, Executive Director, ArteEastPomegrantesPomegranates and Myrrh | Ustura Films
Dancer Kamar's joyful wedding to Zaid is followed almost immediately by Zaid's imprisonment in an Israeli jail for refusing to give up his land. Free-spirited Kamar wants to support her husband and be a dutiful wife but struggles with the idea of giving up dance and her own dreams.

6:00 PM
Closing Reception in Lobby

7:30 PM 
Hisham Zaman, Bawke (Norway, 2005), 15 mins. [in Upper Gallery]
Norwegian Film Institute
They have been on the run for a long time, a man and his very young son. When they reach their destination, they realize they are still in trouble. In the end the father is forced to make a choice of two evils to provide for his sons future.

8:00 PM
Hisham Zaman, Winterland (Norway, 2007), 52 mins. [in Upper Gallery]

WinterlandWinterland Norwegian Film Institute
Renas, a Kurdish refugee who lives in Northern Norway, has everything he wants, but misses a woman. He marries a woman from his home country whom he has never seen, after having arranged a wedding in Iraq with a kind of substitute bridegroom. But the marriage has a difficult start when Fermesk arrives in Norway.

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