Wednesday, September 13, 2017

From the Chief Diversity Officer

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Beyond Boundaries Presents ‘Dalya’s Other Country’: September 14

The Equity and Campus Diversity Office, the Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center are pleased to announce the Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Be Diverse film screening and discussion series schedule for the fall 2017 semester.

The first film will be the critically acclaimed Dalya's Other Country, directed by Julia Meltzer, on Thursday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The film tells the nuanced story of members of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict who are remaking themselves after the parents separate. Effervescent teen Dalya goes to a Catholic high school, and her mother, Rudayna, enrolls in college as they both walk the line between their Muslim values and the new world in which they find themselves.

In October we will welcome local filmmakers Scott Sackett and Paul Lamont with their powerful new documentary Lake of Betrayal: The Story of Kinzua Dam, and in November, we will screen the multiple award-winning film Audrie & DaisyAll films begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center and are followed by a discussion panel. Films are free and open to the public. Please share our schedule widely.

Dalya's Other Country, POV 2017, 75 minutes
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