Watch the film “Arranged”
[stextbox id=”download” caption=”A New View Film Series ” float=”true” align=”right” width=”350″]Each of us has a unique view through which we see the world. Shaped by our experiences, culture, and familial identity, this view forms our beliefs, values, and way of life. A New View Film Series will journey outside everyday life to explore new worldviews through the screening of five films. Each screening will be followed by a discussion of the film lead by Louise Henderson, former Festival Director and Head Documentary Programmer for Heartland Film Festival, now an independent film producer and film festival consultant. The series will take place every other month from August 2015 through April 2016 at Butler University’s Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall. The series is free and open to the public.[/stextbox]
Thursday August 20
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall
4600 Sunset Ave.
Free and open to all
As a nation of immigrants, we all have experienced or know the stories of religious or cultural traditions that our ancestors cast off as they assimilated to American society. But often, traditions are kept and treasured. It can be too easy to view those practices as outmoded or out of step. That may be a rush to judgment. The case is true with far more than traditions, though. How often, out of ignorance or viewing with only one perspective do we criticize or view as oddsomething that is valued and cherished by others and that, when we learn about them or change our lens, we understand the value, even if it’s something we’d never choose for ourselves? Such openness to other viewpoints and ways of doing things are key to finding harmony within a diverse community. We all would do well to look at our own views and see how shifting our own lenses would change how we regard the world.
[stextbox id=”info” float=”true” width=”250″]Presented and Facilitated by the Desmond Tutu Center, Center for Interfaith Cooperation, and Butler University’s Amnesty International[/stextbox]
Arranged centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common – not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.
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August 20th — Two young women – one an Orthodox Jew, the other Muslim – learn they share much in common, not least of which is that they are both going through arranged marriages.
October 22nd — Can victims and perpetrators work together to rebuild their lives? This life-changing documentary explores the intersections of justice and forgiveness as survivors heal from these tragedies.
December 3rd — Inspired by true events, The Citizen is a gripping tale of courage, love, and perseverance, the qualities of a true CITIZEN.
February 18th — Whatever you make of Joshua Milton Blahyi — liar or madman, charlatan or genuine repentant — the film challenges viewers to ask important questions about both the power and the limits of forgiveness, amid a nation’s search for healing and justice.
April 21st — DANCING IN JAFFA offers an up-close-and-personal perspective of how the future might unfold if the art of movement and dance could triumph over the politics of history and geography.
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