Friday, November 5, 2004

Film festival promotes justice

By Margaret A. McGurk / Enquirer staff writer

The National Underground Freedom Center will celebrate the universal themes of justice and understanding with its Search for Common Ground Film Festival Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Films and discussions will be held each evening at 7:30 p.m. in the center's Harriet Tubman Theater.

The program includes:

• The Flute Player, the story of Arn Chorn Pond, a Khmer Rouge labor camp survivor who became a master of traditional Cambodian music. (Tuesday, 53 minutes)

• Zegota, a documentary about the underground group organized to rescue Polish Jews during World War II. (Wednesday, 28 minutes)

• Finding Family, a documentary about Hyde Park resident Henry Blumenstein and his reunion with the Dutch Catholic family that sheltered him during the war. The film was made by Channel 12 newsman Jeff Hirsh. (Wednesday, 60 minutes)

• Dinner for Two, an animated family film about two lizards battling over territory in the rain forest. (Friday, 8 minutes)

• Peace of Mind, the story of Israeli and Palestinian teens who try to maintain contact back home after attending a "Seeds of Peace" camp in the United States. (Friday, 56 minutes)

• Just a Little Red Dot, inspired by a true story, a short film about a Sri Lankan girl who helps her classmates in a Canadian grade school understand her culture. (Friday, 35 minutes)

Admission is $5 per day; a festival pass is $12 or $10 for Freedom Center members. 50 East Freedom Way, downtown. (513) 333-7737.


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