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Film: Innocence
Film: Innocence
Foreign Language Film Night Series will screen the following films for the general public in The Languages of SoCal mini-series. Each film will be followed by a discussion with a San Diego university/college faculty and a neighbor about cultural aspects of the film and their immigrant experiences. The discussion will last about 30 minutes and include a Q&A open to all participants.

Admission/Cost: FREE
All the films via Zoom from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Email creative director, Stacy Nyikos ([email protected]), for the viewing links.

Films, dates and discussants:

Wednesday, February 17 -
Mosul - After his life is saved by a rogue Iraqi squadron, a young police officer joins them in their fight against ISIS in a decimated Mosul.
Shak Hanish, professor of political science at National University, and Ghadah Al Saadi, instructor of Iraqi/MSA at SDSU-LARC (who was born in Mosul).

Wednesday, March 3 -
1982 - During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, an 11-year-old boy tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her while their teachers try to hide their fear of the conflict.
Iman Bakour-Aziz, Levantine, MSA instructor at SDSU-LARC, and Maha Gebara-Lamb, biostatistician and instructor at MiraCosta College and member of AMEMSA+ (Arab, Middle Eastern, Moslem, South Asian, plus group).

Wednesday, March 24 -
Miriam Miente (Mirium Lies) - Miriam doesn't know how to explain to her family that the boyfriend she met online is black.
Cristian Aquino-Sterling, associate dean of diversity and international affairs SDSU College of Education, and Patricia McGregor, theater director, playwright and performer in San Diego, currently working on a piece at UCSD.

Wednesday, April 7 -
Love is War - In this Nigerian comedy, sparks fly as a husband and wife both win the nominations as the candidates of the two major parties in an upcoming gubernatorial election. Will their marriage survive this unprecedented event?
Niyi Coker, director of the School of Theater, Television, and Film at SDSU, and Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, competency engineer for 3D printing at HP, and lead actor Richard Mofe-Damijo.

April 28 -
Innocence
Based on a real-life story, this South Korean film focuses on Ahn Jung-in (Shin Hye-sun), a lawyer who decides to defend her mother after she is wrongly accused of killing someone at her husband's funeral.
Insook Kang, Korean instructor at SDSU, and Jimi Kim, South Korean film expert and lecturer.

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