Global Lens Preview: "Southwest"

Do you like to think of yourself as “cultured?” Time to put your money where your mouth is.

The Texas Tech College of Media and Communication is hosting a weekly series of free films selected from across the globe in an effort to broaden students’ understanding of different cultures through the universal language of cinema. One film will be screened each Thursday in the College of Media and Communication building and panel discussions will take place following the screenings with faculty and individuals connected to the culture of the film in some form or fashion.

The series is presented in association with the Institute for Hispanic and International Communication, the Texas Tech Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, and Dr. Jimmie L. Reeves and Kathryn Quilliam Reeves.

Here is the synopsis for this week’s film, “Southwest,” pulled from the Global Film Initiative website:

“In this gorgeously dreamlike and mysterious tale, a young woman named Clarice gives birth on her deathbed to a baby girl also christened Clarice by the bruxa (or witch) attending the nearly simultaneous moments of death and birth. Spirited away to a remote lakeside village, baby Clarice lives her whole life in the span of twenty-four hours, and yet (as the film’s vast, black-and-white panoramas suggest) even so compressed a lifetime remains impossible to fully grasp or contain. In Eduardo Nunes’s assured debut feature, precious strands of memory, identity and desire add up to a palpable fairytale affirming our place in the ineffable stream of life.”

Curious for more information? Visit the Global Film Initiative website HERE or contact Dr. Robert Peaslee in the College of Media and Communication at robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.
Catch “Southwest” Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. in room 083 of the Media and Communication building.
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