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Friday, 10 December 2010 15:13

The Global Film Initiative Announces Global Lens 2011 Film Lineup
December 8, 2010 The Global Film Initiative announced nine award-winning narrative feature films from Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Uruguay that will headline the Global Lens 2011 film series.
"This year's lineup really does break new ground for the series," says Susan Weeks Coulter, Board Chair of the Global Film Initiative. "The films are unusual and intriguing, wildly creative, experimental at times and quite different from previous editions of Global Lens."

Global Lens, now in its eighth year, will premiere January 13-28, 2011, at the Museum of Modern Art before embarking on a yearlong tour of over thirty-five cities across the United States and Canada. The series will be simultaneously released throughout the year on Virgin America airlines, and selections will also be presented in Washington, D.C. in January as part of a newly established partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.

Global Lens 2011 films:

BELVEDERE, dir. Ahmed Imamović, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2010 

DOOMAN RIVER, dir. Zhang Lu, China, 2009 

THE INVISIBLE EYE (LA MIRADA INVISIBLE), dir. Diego Lerman, Argentina, 2010
THE LIGHT THIEF (SVET-AKE), dir. Aktan Arym Kubat, Kyrgyzstan, 2010
SOUL OF SAND (PAIRON TALLE), dir. Sidharth Srinivasan, India, 2010
STREET DAYS (QUCHIS DGEEBI), dir. Levan Koguashvili, Georgia, 2010
THE TENANTS (OS INQUILINOS), dir. Sérgio Bianchi, Brazil, 2009 
A USEFUL LIFE (LA VIDA ÚTIL), dir. Federico Veiroj, Uruguay, 2010
THE WHITE MEADOWS (KESHTZAR HAYE SEPID), dir. Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2009

P.S. The Global Film Initiative is a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization specializing in the support of independent film from Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Founded in 2002 to promote cross-cultural understanding through the language of cinema, the Initiative awards numerous grants to deserving filmmakers from around the world each year, and supports a touring film series entitled Global Lens.


For more information about the Global Lens film series and Global Film Initiative programs, please visit: http://www.globalfilm.org.




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