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Mediterranean Film Festival: May 9-13, 2008

The Mediterranean Studies Forum presents: Stanford Mediterranean Film Festival.

-FRIDAY, MAY 9, 7PM: THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN
2007 Venice International Film Festival Award-Winner
WITH DIRECTOR ABDELLATIF KECHICHE IN ATTENDANCE!!! (France-Tunisia)

-Tuesday, May 12, 7pm: THE TRAP
director Srdan Golubovic (Serbia)

-Wednesday, May 13, 7pm: THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
2007 Cannes Film Festival Award-Winner
director Fatih Akin (Germany-Turkey)

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Cubberley Auditorium

See attached poster.

Stanford Mediterranean Film Festival is co-sponsored by Mediterranean
Studies Forum, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Art and Art
History Department, and the Forum on Contemporary Europe.

Green Library Tours: Admit Weekend, April 24-27

During Admit Weekend, there will be librarian-led tours of the Cecil H. Green Library (East and Bing Wings). Green Library is Stanford's main research library with collections in the humanities, social sciences, area studies, and interdisciplinary areas.

The days and times for the Green Library tours are:

Thursday, April 24: 10:00 -10:50 a.m.
Friday, April 25: 10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Please meet in the Bing Wing Lobby of the Cecil H. Green Library (the entrance facing the Main Quad).

Iraq on film


Hollywood has begun to produce films on the Iraq war that, while topical, have not yet proven to be box office hits. Notably the powerful new Brian Depalma film Redacted and the recently released film by Paul Haggis In the valley of Elah

Documentary filmmakers have long ago seized on the war as an ideal subject for their scrutiny. You can locate films in the media collection by searching the subject Iraq war 2003.

The many titles held at Green include:


Iraq in fragments(2007)
Home of the brave(2007)
No end in sight(2007)
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib(2007)
War tapes (2007)
Lost year in Iraq(2006)
Short life of José Antonio Gutierrez(2006)
Blood of my brother(2006)
Cindy Sheehan, Amy Goodman(2006)
Off to war: from rural Arkansas to Iraq(2006)
Iraq for sale: the war profiteers(2006)
Combat diary. The marines of Lima company(2006)
Ground truth(2006)
Why we fight(2006)

Paper Ebook

Manolis Kelaidis at the Royal College of Art in London designed digitally interactive printed pages. The picture is a traditional book over-printed with conductive ink. This conductive ink creates hyperlinks on the page which, when touched by the reader, activates a processor concealed in the cover of the book. This processor then connects via bluetooth to a nearby computer, triggering different actions.

From booktwo.org

Never Perfect Film Screening: Monday, April 21 at 7:30pm

Never Perfect is a documentary that explores the popularity of cosmetic surgery, the historical, cultural and social issues that influence body image and self-perception. It is the struggle of a young Vietnamese-American woman fighting the stigma of racial self-hatred in her decision to undergo cosmetic surgery and discovering her race and gender identity. For more information about the film screening, click here.

Part of Herstory 2008, the Stanford Women's Community Center is sponsoring a reception with director Regina Park. The reception will be held BEFORE the screening in the WCC Main Lounge Monday, April 21, 2008 at 4:00 PM. For more information about the reception click here.

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