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Global Lens 2007

Dam Street
(Li Yu, China, 2005, 93 minutes)
After years of being ostracized for a youthful indiscretion, a woman in a small town in China befriends a fiercely protective boy who forces her to confront her troubled past, and the limits of their friendship.

Fine Dead Girls
(Dalibor Matanic, Croatia, 2002, 77 minutes)
The investigation of a child's kidnapping uncovers the nightmarish conditions of a seedy apartment building, and a climate of mistrust between its residents that leads to hostility, violence and echoes of this nation's not-so-distant past.

Kilometre Zero
(Hineer Saleem, Iraqi Kurdistan, 2005, 96 minutes)
During the Iran-Iraq war, a Kurdish soldier is ordered to return the body of a dead soldier to his family, revealing a brutal yet introspective image of ethnic conflict between Kurds and Iraqis, and life as an ethnic minority in the Iraqi army.

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Global Lens 2006

Almost Brothers
(Lúcia Murat, Brazil, 2004, 102 minutes)
The poignant story of two men, one white and middleclass and the other black and a favela-dweller, who meet as boys, and as adults discover their lives have more in common than they ever realized.

Border Cafe
(Kambozia Partovi, Iran, 2005, 105 minutes)
A young Iranian widow strugglhttp://firstrunfeatures.com/maxandmonadvd.htmles to provide for her children while respecting the strict laws of her faith.

Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures
(Marcelo Gomes, Brazil, 2005, 99 minutes)
In 1942, a young German opposed to Hitler's war travels the dusty roads of northeastern Brazil selling a new wonder drug, Aspirin, to peasants and farmers.

Max and Mona
(Teddy Mattera, South Africa, 2004, 98 minutes)
A young man's ancient gift is exploited by his notorious uncle in a comedic conflict between tradition and the modern world.

The Night of Truth
(Fanta Régina Nacro, Burkina Faso, 2004, 100 minutes)
In an unnamed African nation, two warring peoples embark on a path to peace during a conciliatory feast. But with each side haunted by thepast, will their ‘night of truth’ bring understanding or revenge?

Stolen Life
(Li Shaohong, China, 2005, 90 minutes)
A lonely student in Beijing had her first taste of freedom, only to lose it when she falls in love with an unscrupulous man.

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Global Lens 2005

Buffalo Boy
(Nguyen-Vô Nghiem-Minh, Vietnam, 2004, 102 minutes)
A coming-of-age tale set in 1940 French-occupied Vietnam about 15-year-old Kim, his aged father, and their lives raising water buffaloes in the country's southernmost landscape.

Daughter of Keltoum
(Mehdi Charef, Algeria, 2001, 106 minutes)
A young woman raised in urban Switzerland, returning to a remote part of Algeria to reunite with her estranged mother, confronts her past and culture.

(Pjer Zalica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2003, 105 minutes)
A comedic look at an opportunistic town in Bosnia preparing for a visit from President Clinton.

Hollow City
(Maria João Ganga, Angola, 2004, 88 minutes)
The story of an Angolan orphan and the characters he meets on the run in a country wracked by a 30-year war.

Lili's Apron
(Mariano Galperin, Argentina, 2004, 90 minutes)
During Argentina's economic crisis, a man loses his job and his wife has a nervous breakdown. In attempts to not lose their home, he accepts a job in his wife's name—and clothes—to serve as a maid to a rich family.

Today and Tomorrow
(Alejandro Chomski, Argentina, 2003, 87 minutes)
Set during the dark years of Argentina's financial collapse that began in the late '90s, this film follows a young woman over a period of 24 hours as she tries to come up with the rent money, making increasingly painful and even dangerous choices that put more than the rent money at risk.

(Diao Yinan, China, 2003, 92 minutes)
New guises alter the lives of a man and his girlfriend in an industrial city in a remote part of China.

(Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, Uruguay, 2004, 94 minutes)
The story of the owner and his employee in a sock factory in Montevideo, who, having barely communicated over the years, are suddenly forced to pose as a long-married couple.

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Global Lens 2004/2003

Angel on the Right
(Djamshed Usmonov, Tajikistan, 2002, 90 minutes)
A gangster returns to his village in Tajikistan after ten years to see his dying mother, and is forced to confront his past.

Mango Yellow
(Cláudio Assis, Brazil, 2002, 100 minutes)
Set in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil, this provocative tale interconnects the lives of a macho butcher and his born-again wife, a forlorn barmaid, a sinister sadist and the gay manager of a flophouse called the Hotel Texas.

Margarette's Feast
(Renato Falcão, Brazil, 2002, 80 minutes)
In an ode to classic silent films, a working-class everyman in Brazil escapes from his desperate life through the power of imagination.

Nada +
(Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Cuba, 2001, 90 minutes)
Carla, a young postal worker in Cuba who dreams of joining her parents in Miami, enlivens her drab existence by opening and rewriting the very letters she is responsible for processing.

(Yamina Bachir-Chouikh, Algeria, 2002, 100 minutes)
The debut feature of Algerian filmmaker Yamina Bachir-Chouikh. Rachida is a teacher who is left for dead by a gang that includes a former student, when she refuses to place their bomb in her classroom.

Shadow Kill
(Adoor Gopalakrishnan, India, 2002, 92 minutes)
In pre-independence India, a state-appointed executioner can no longer bear the guilty solitude of carrying out death sentences that are, more often than not, the result of politics rather than justice.

Women's Prison
(Manijeh Hekmat, Iran, 2002, 106 minutes)
A woman in prison for killing her violent stepfather confronts the new warden on the eve of a prison riot. Based on director Manijeh Hekmat's fieldwork among women prisoners in Iran since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

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