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Cultural Events - Fall 2014

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Events on USD campus

 

Film: Le cerf volante (The Kite)

 


Monday, Nov. 3

7-9 p.m.

Rigsby Language and Culture Commons (Founders 123)

 

Free open to all — Arabic, subtitled in English

Cover image, Le Cerf Volant

Teenaged Lamia lives in southern Lebanon near the border of Israel. One day she lets her kite fly into the Israeli side and, attempting to retrieve it, meets Israeli-Arab border guard Youssef, who works in a tower overlooking both sides of the barbed-wire fence separating the countries. Her family is outraged, so they send her off to marry her cousin, whom she has never met, on the other side of the border. Lamia refuses to sleep with her new husband, instead maintaining an interest in Youssef.

The Kite was shown at the Venice Film Festival and was an official selection of the prestigious Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.

Watch the trailer at http://www.globalfilm.org/lens08/kite.htm.

 

 

 

Events off campus    

 

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Patriot's Day
Balboa Park: House of Lebanon
Thursday, Sept. 11 (Time to be announced)

More to be announced.

House of Lebanon Hosts the Hall of Nations
Balboa Park: House of Lebanon
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 12-4 p.m.

We will present a video program about Lebanon and its beauty, display a great selection of historical artifacts, photos, arts, crafts, books, and literature, and serve samples of Lebanese pastries and coffee.

poster for Arab Film Festival at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park

House of Lebanon Hosts the Hall of Nations
Balboa Park: House of Lebanon
Sunday, Nov. 16, 12-4 p.m.

We will present a video program about Lebanon and its beauty, display a great selection of historical artifacts, photos, arts, crafts, books, and literature, and serve samples of Lebanese pastries and coffee.

December Nights
Balboa Park: International Cottages
Friday, Dec. 5, 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 12-10 p.m.

The House of Lebanon and the House of Palestine join with the other international houses to host the nation’s premier holiday festival. As always, the event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy, learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year.”

Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings and more than 350,000 visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival. Those who attend will participate in a truly multicultural experience, enjoying food, music and entertainment from around the world.

Revelers can watch top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy delicious and diverse food choices and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer. Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree, and more.