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Sept. 11, 2002
OSWEGO -- The Artswego International Film Series at SUNY Oswego will focus on the refugee experience through screenings and discussions.
Four admission-free films will tie in with the Oswego Reading Initiative's selected book, Ruth Gruber's "Haven," which tells of nearly 1,000 refugees from war-torn Europe who found a one-of-a-kind shelter at Fort Ontario in Oswego in 1944. All films depict refugee struggles from that era and will screen at 7 p.m. in Tyler Art Gallery.
On Sept. 26, the series will begin with "The Double Crossing: The Voyage of the St. Louis." The film centers on an ill-fated refugee voyage in 1939, and Ranjit Dighe of the college's economic department will moderate the post-show discussion. "The Boat Is Full," screening Oct. 2, depicts a family of Jewish refugees struggling to avoid deportation from Switzerland in the 1940s. Ana Djukic-Cocks of the college's modern languages and literatures department will lead the post-film talk.
The two films of the spring semester will be "Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust" on Feb. 5, with the discussion moderated by Mary McCune of the college's history department, and "Sisters in Resistance" on Feb. 18 with Thomas Judd, also of the history department, leading discussion.
For more information, call Tyler Art Gallery at 312-2113.
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