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Global Lens 2012 Film Festival

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May 1: Grey Matter (Matiêre Grise) After government officials decline to support his project, a determined filmmaker enlists the support of a loan shark to finance his drama about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide on a brother and sister. This film is in Kinyarwanda and French with English subtitles.

May 8: Mourning (Soog) In the wake of his parents' disappearance, a young boy is placed in the care of his deaf aunt and uncle who, during a road trip to Tehran, engage in a silent debate about the child's future. This film is in Persian with English subtitles.

May 15: Pegasus (Pegase) A young woman, traumatized by her dictatorial father's insistence she be raised as a boy, finds herself the unwitting patient of a psychiatrist intent on learning the truth behind her story. This film is in Arabic with English subtitles. 

May 22: The Prize (El Premio) A political activist, hiding out on an isolated stretch of Argentina's coastline, is jeopardized after her 7-year-old daughter participates in a local school's patriotic essay contest. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

May 29:  Qarantina A sullen assassin, living above a dysfunctional family in Baghdad, captures the attention of the household's unhappy mother, setting up a confrontation with the family's lecherous father. This film is in Arabic with English subtitles. 

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