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FILM SCREENINGS

<i>The Ground We Stand On</i>. 2011. USA. Directed by Julie Orser and Jon Irving
  • Imagining Emanuel

    2011. Norway. Thomas Østbye. 52 min.

  • The Ground We Stand On

    2011. USA. Julie Orser and Jon Irving. 30 min.

Followed by a discussion with Thomas Østbye, Julie Orser, and Jon Irving

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 5:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Imagining Emanuel

    2011. Norway. Directed by Thomas Østbye. Emanuel claims to have stowed away on a boat from Liberia to Norway, and various Norwegian authority figures and welfare agencies give testimony as to the veracity of his account. But how do you determine who someone is? Using a variety of documentary techniques, the film attempts to form an image of this person. Copresented with the Norwegian Film Institute and the Royal Norwegian Consulate General. 52 min.

  • The Ground We Stand On

    2011. USA. Directed by Julie Orser and Jon Irving. The members of a Los Angeles family slowly lose their bearings when they are uprooted from their home. First they move into a city park, but when officials object, they relocate to a mobile home. Over time, each of their attempts to resettle are thwarted. 30 min.