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May
11
Sun
Global Roots: Belvedere @ North End Studios - Studio A
May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Global Roots: Belvedere @ North End Studios - Studio A | Burlington | Vermont | United States

Directed by Ahmed Imamovic | Bosnia-Herzegovina | 2010 | 90 min
Bosnian w/English subtitles
Bianka LeGrand, Bosnian-born Burlington City councilor will be present for Q&A

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An emotionally rich portrait of war’s troubled aftermath, Belvedere paints an uncommon image of patience, faith, love, and above all, forgiveness.

Bosnia & Herzegovina’s official submission to the 2012 Academy Awards

Jun
8
Sun
Global Roots: Adrift @ North End Studios - Studio A
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm
Global Roots: Adrift @ North End Studios - Studio A | Burlington | Vermont | United States

Directed by Bui Thac Chuyen | Vietnam | 110 min | 2009
Vietnamese w/English subtitles

 

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A disappointed newlywed seeks connections and intimacy outside her marriage in Bui Thac Chuyen’s moody and sensuous second feature.  View the trailer HERE.

The film will be introduced by Hyon Joo Yoo, Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Vermont. Hyon Joo teaches film theory and global cinema and will also lead the discussion post screening.

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Sponsored by:

  • Marcia Hemley
  • Jane Kramer
  • Joel & Hinda Miller

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Jul
13
Sun
Global Roots: Qarantina @ North End Studios - Studio A
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm
Global Roots: Qarantina @ North End Studios - Studio A | Burlington | Vermont | United States

Iraq | Drama | Arabic w/English subtitles | 90 min | 2010
Directed by Oday Rasheed

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Sunday, July 13 – 5:00 pm
North End Studios – Studio A

A broken family lives uneasily within the gated courtyard of a dilapidated Baghdad house.  Hard up for money, the family must live with a sullen and imperious boarder, a contract killer.  Iraqi filmmaker Oday Rasheed’s second feature gorgeously captures contemporary Baghdad’s moody interior and stunned atmosphere, echoed in performances by a formidable cast who suggest unexpected resilience in the wake of catastrophe.

Read reviews of the film HERE and HERE.

Sponsored by:
Joel & Hinda Miller
Marcia Hemley
Jane Kramer

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Aug
10
Sun
Global Roots: Sudan Film Factory (Shorts) @ North End Studios - Studio A
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm
Global Roots: Sudan Film Factory (Shorts) @ North End Studios - Studio A | Burlington | Vermont | United States

Sudan | Shorts | Arabic w/English subtitles | 2010-2012 | 60 min

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Sunday, August 10 – 5:00 pm
North End Studios – Studio A

The Sudan Film Factory is a project of the Goethe-Institut Sudan.  The project’s mission is to train young Sudanese talents in the area of filmmaking – script writing, directing, cinematography, and editing.  Through the films created, Sudanese daily lives and worlds, stories and thoughts, dreams, hopes and frustrations as well as passion for cinema are expressed. 

Special Guest Speaker!
Dr. Bior K. Bior first came to Vermont in 2001 as a refugee and went on to become a cell biologist, earning his graduate degree and Ph.D. from UVM where he is currently a postdoctoral fellow.  Dr. Bior recently spent time back in South Sudan as the Medical Director of a hospital in his home state.  He will be in attendance at Global Roots to talk about his experiences.

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To read more about the Sudan Film Factory and the Goethe-Institut, visit their website HERE.

Sponsored by:
Joel & Hinda Miller
Marcia Hemley
Jane Kramer

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Sep
14
Sun
Global Roots: The Parade @ North End Studios - Studio A
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm
Global Roots: The Parade @ North End Studios - Studio A | Burlington | Vermont | United States

Directed by Srdjan Dragojević 
Serbia |  Serbo-Croatian w/English subtitles | 2011 | 115 min

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Sunday, September 14 – 5:00 pm
North End Studios – Studio A

Presented in Partnership with Pride VT

A group of gay activists in Belgrade strikes a tense alliance with Limun, a Serbian crime boss, whose fiancée demands an extravagant wedding that only struggling gay theater director Mirko and his friends can provide. In exchange, macho Limun reluctantly agrees to provide security for the group’s Pride parade. It’s a tall order: previous attempts to march met with mass violence from right-wing skinheads. When Limun’s gang balks at the assignment, he recruits a band of former Balkan war combatants, now dear friends, who will stand up to the aggressors Seven Samurai style, in this rollickingly shrewd and humane comedic take on a vital human rights issue.

This event will also be part of The North End Studios‘ birthday weekend celebrations!

Sponsored by:
Joel & Hinda Miller
Marcia Hemley
Jane Kramer

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