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Children's animated film at UHCL: Sat 2/23

From: Amanda
Sent on: Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:48 AM

This is a family film for children 6 and older.
It is an award-winning French/Belgian film that has been dubbed into English.

>>> ----- Forwarded message from [address removed] -----
>>> Date: Mon, 4 Feb[masked]:19:36 +0000
>>> From: Movies [address removed]>
>>> Subject: UHCL
>>> Azur and Asmar
>>> Saturday, February 23, 2013
>>> 3 and 6 pm Room 2512, Bayou Bldg.
University of Houston, Clear Lake campus
>>> Free to families with any UHCL ID
>>> All others: $3.75
>>> A fascinating film about learning the lessons that make life worth
>>> living. The animation is superb and the colors vibrant.
>>> Two lifelong friends set off on a remarkable adventure in this
>>> animated feature. Azur is an orphaned boy living in 18th century
>>> France, where he's being raised by Jenane, a nurse of Arab heritage
>>> who cares for the boy alongside her own son, Asmar. Jenane regales the
>>> boys with tales of the mysterious Fairy Djinn, a magical creature with
>>> great powers but equally great protectors at her disposal. Azur is
>>> sent away to school, but when he returns home as a grown man, he finds
>>> Jenane and Asmar have gone. Convinced the Fairy Djinn is responsible,
>>> Azur hops a ride aboard a sailing ship and sets out to find the Djinn
>>> as well as his friends. However, in time Azur meets up with Asmar only
>>> to discover he and his mother are also searching for the powerful
>>> Djinn for their own purposes. Now that his best friend has become a
>>> competitor in the race to find the Djinn, Azur recruits a team of
>>> helpers to aid him as he tries to beat Asmar in their game.
>>> Sonia Hernandez
>>> Film Curator
>>> University of Houston-Clear Lake
>>> 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Box 198
>>> Houston TX 77058

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