West Virginia University at Parkersburg NEWS
Jan. 28, 2010
WVU Parkersburg to present film "David and Fatima" at JCC and Parkersburg campus.
CONTACT: Dr. Nancy Nanney, professor of English, 304-424-8361.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present a free film showing of "David and Fatima" on Feb. 8 at its Jackson County Center in Ripley and on Feb. 9 on the Parkersburg campus in the college theatre.
Showtime is 7:15 both evenings. A question-and-answer session will follow each showing led by Mickey Kessler, associate professor of English at Washington State Community College. The programs are open to the public.
"David and Fatima" portrays the intercultural challenges faced by a young Jewish manand a young Palestinian Muslim woman who fall in love in contemporary Jerusalem. Despite strong familial and societal obstacles, the two strive to share their life together. Featured at the Screen Peace Film Festival, sponsored by the Dayton International Peace Museum, "David and Fatima" is a poignant tale of hope beyond reality.
The film presentations are part of a WVU Parkersburg "Focus on the Middle East" series of events being presented during the spring semester. The programs are co-hosted by the college's Office for Global Initiatives, the Humanities Speakers Series, the Social Sciences and Languages Division, and the Social Justice Committee.
Additional information is available by contacting Dr. Nancy Nanney, professor of English, at WVU Parkersburg, 304-424-8361.
For additional information, contact:
(304-424-8203 - Office)