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Viewpoints co-chairs Chris Fung & Serena Hashimoto


This spring, documentary and feature films will play until the end of April at the Sea Warrior Center and Warmer Auditorium. The 11 films in the series will be shown three times a week, on Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m. and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the Sea Warrior Center, and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in Warmer Auditorium. Film topics range from the war in Iraq to global warming. Admission is free, so bring a friend!


Feb. 21, 22, 23: Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005, 72 min). This documentary examination of cultural and economic globalization follows the life cycle of Mardi Gras beads from a small factory in Fuzhou, China, to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and art galleries in New York City.

Feb. 28 Mar 1, 2: When the Levees Broke (2006, 90 min). Excerpts from the Spike Lee documentary on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in New Orleans.


March 7, 8, 9: An Inconvenient Truth (2006, 100 min). Documentary follows former Vice President Al Gore as he gives his lecture on global warming.

March 14, 15, 16: My Father’s Garden (1995, 56 min). Documentary exploring sustainable agriculture and the contrast between chemical and organic farming.

March 21, 22, 23: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1985, 116 min). Anime set 1,000 years after a global disaster.


April 4, 5, 6: Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty (2006, 60 min). A documentary on microfinance, featuring this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus. Shows how to take action against poverty.

April 11, 12, 13: A State of Mind (2004, 93 min). This documentary follows two young North Korean girls as they prepare for the Mass Games, the world’s largest choreographed gymnastics performance.

April 25, 26, 27: Waiting for Fidel (1975, 58 min). A documentary, about three men who traveled to Cuba to interview an elusive Castro, is said to have inspired both Michael Moore’s Roger and Me and Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman.

For more info e-mail cfung@hpu.edu or shashimoto@hpu.edu.



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