Don't forget the ongoing "Think-Different Women" film festival happening this month. This Wednesday, Le Cerf Volant is showing at Endicott College. Mohammed Harba, curator of the Film Festival, will speak following the screening. Harba is a 27-year-old filmmaker from Iraq now living in Massachusetts. Details:
April 23, 2008 - 7:00p.m.
Le Cerf Volant (The Kite)
Endicott College - Wax Academic Center 120
(376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA)
"Lamia must cross a checkpoint between Lebanon and Israel to marry a man she has never met. But neither she nor her betrothed are eager to consummate a marriage to a stranger - a matter further complicated by Lamia's admission that she loves an Israeli Arab soldier at the checkpoint. This drama crosses boundaries and depicts a young woman straddling many worlds. Presented as part of The Global Lens 2008 Film Series."
Wait a minute.....there are Israeli Arab soldiers in the Israeli Army operating checkpoints? Who knew?
I wrote more about the film series earlier here.