Monday, October 5, 2009

"Crossing Lines" Film Screening

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield presents “Crossing Lines” film screening featuring Springfield native and filmmaker Indira S. Somani, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Journalism with Washington and Lee University.

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: University Hall Building (UHB) Room 2008 at UIS

ADDITIONAL INFO: “Crossing Lines” is about an Indian American woman’s struggle to stay connected to India after the loss of her father. Like most second-generation ethnic Americans, Indira Somani has struggled with identity issues, since her parents migrated to the U.S. in the 1960s. Being born and brought up in the U.S. Indira led an American life, but at home, her world was Indian because of her father’s immense love for India and Indian culture. This film takes you on a journey to India, where Indira visits her father’s extended family for the first time after his death. The film explores how Indira tries to stay connected to Indian culture and her extended family, despite the loss of her father. It is the story of how one daughter pays tribute to her father in all that he’s taught her about India, Indian culture and family.

Sponsored by: The Office of International Programs (UIS); The Capital Scholars Honors Program (UIS); The Indian Student Organization (UIS); Asian Indian Women’s Organization (Springfield)

For more information contact Jonathan GoldbergBelle, Office of International Programs at 217/206-8319.

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