International Film Series Coming To Maryland Hall

| January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

World Artists Experiences and the International Division of Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State, in conjunction with Frostburg University, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, Salisbury University, and Towson University, invite the public to attend free screenings of five international films, one each from Brazil, Japan, Austria, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.  The Bridges to the World International Film Series is a statewide, month-long initiative in recognition of the State’s global reach and a reflection of those connections here in Maryland.

The series will run for five the weeks from February 13 through March 16 at five venues throughout the state and feature films chosen by the embassies of the respective countries.  Each film will be introduced, screened, and followed by a discussion.  Presentations begin at 7:00 p.m.  All films will be shown with English subtitles.  The schedule is as follows:

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

801 Chase St., Annapolis  21401; T:  410.647.4482; 410.263.5544

Thursday, February 16   Brazil          HOUSE OF SANDS

Thursday, February 23   Japan           HULA GIRLS     

Thursday, March 1         Austria        The Inheritors

Thursday, March 8         Sri Lanka     The Tender Trap

Thursday, March 15       Turkey         TBA*

Tickets are not required for these free screenings; however seating is on a first-come basis.

Note:  Countries will remain the same but film are subject to change as designated.

World Artists Experiences is a non-profit organization which bridges international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in schools, colleges, and communities to foster respect, trust, hope, and peace in the world. The organization’s four goals are:  Ambassador Series of World Experiences in communities; Cultural Immersion opportunities; International Education; and Sustainable Development. For further information, contact Betty McGinnis at [email protected]www.worldartists.org.

The International Division for Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State strives to foster global awareness and increase the level and consistency of open dialogue and exchange between Maryland’s citizens and institutions and their international counterparts.  Among its responsibilities is the administration of the Maryland Sister States Program.  The Maryland Sister States Program has been in existence for thirty years and currently includes nine active relationships including partnerships in Brazil, China, Estonia, Japan, Liberia, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and South Korea.  For more information contact Mendy Nitsch, Director of International Affairs for the Office of the Secretary of State, at [email protected]

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