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Films in April

Film Movement Film Series
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
7:30pm Hodges Library Auditorium
Dreams Of Dust
Burkina Faso, Canada, France / d. Laurent Salgues / 86 min
Mocktar, a Nigerien peasant, comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, Africa, where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him. Once there, he quickly finds out, the gold rush ended twenty years before, and the inhabitants of this wasteland and strange timelessness manage to exist simply from force of habit.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
7:30pm Hodges Library Auditorium
Adam’s Apples
Denmark / d. Anders Thomas Jensen / 94 min
Ivan is an insanely optimistic preacher who takes in convicts to help around the remote, rural church he ministers to. Grasping the extent of Ivan’s crazed, preternatural determination to look on the bright side of everything, his newest ‘helper’ Adam immediately decides to shake him out of his rose-colored stupor

Biology Nights in the Library

Thursday, April 10, 2008
6:30 PM Hodges Library Rm 253
The Last Antibiotic: Late Lessons from Early Warnings
The prescription of antibiotics is a medical tightrope-walk. The drugs save lives, but, because of overuse, may soon usher in a new era of super-germs. This program outlines the discoveries of bacteria and penicillin and sheds light on the frightening emergence of multi-resistant, often deadly microbes during the last six decades. Presenting interviews with researchers who are deeply involved with the issue–including Tufts University microbiology professor Stuart Levy and Eva Nathanson of the World Health Organization’s Stop TB Program–the film examines the implications of antibiotic-enhanced livestock feed and the dangers that staphylococcus poses to hospital patients. Viewer discretion advised. Contains footage of injections, surgeries, and open wounds.

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