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Free Movie Events at Duke - Mar 15 - 16

Cary, NC
Post #: 342
Tuesday March 15th at 7pm in the Griffith Film Theater:
The Kenan Ethics Film Series: 'Communities' continues with:
Monica and David
(Alexandra Codina, 2009, 68 min, USA, English, Color, DVD)

-- Discussion to follow with Carrie Basas, visiting assistant professor at the UNC School of Law (specializing in disability rights), Adrienne Allison, Lead Attorney with Disability Rights North Carolina, and Jennifer Hawkins, Associate Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Duke!

The documentary Monica & David explores the marriage of two adults with Down syndrome and the family who strives to support their needs. The couple is blissfully in love and want what other adults have - an independent life. Full of humor, romance and everyday family drama, the film uses intimate fly-on-the wall footage to reveal the complexity of their story. While Monica and David are capable beyond expectations, their parents, aware of mainstream rejection of adults with intellectual disabilities, have trouble letting go. Throughout the story, Monica and David's capacity is countered by their need for assistance, establishing a vague grey line between adult and child. But their parents will not always be around, and Monica and David can handle adult responsibility when it's allowed of them.

Free parking is available in the Bryan Center parking deck! (passes will be distributed at the screening)

Sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), Center for Documentary Studies, and the Duke Human Rights Center.


Wednesday March 16th at 7pm in the Richard White Auditorium (East Campus):
The Brazilian Documentary Film Series debuts with:
The Prisoner of the Iron Bars (O prisoneiro da grade de ferro)
(Paulo Sacramento, 2004, 123 min, Brazil, Portuguese & Spanish w/ English Subtitles, Color, DVD)

In 2002, the greatest prison in Latin America, Complex Carandiru, was demolished. With a population of about 7,000 prisoners distributed in nine pavilions of five floors, this prison became known worldwide after the famous massacre of one hundred and eleven prisoners in 1992. A couple of months before its implosion, director Paulo Sacramento trained some inmates and together with his crew, they produced many hours of footage, showing the daily life in prison. Their internal rules, punishment, entertainment, weapons, death, drugs, booze, life conditions, food, sexual life, religion, creeds, families, hopes and dreams are exposed and disclosed in the documentary.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of Romance Studies, and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI).

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