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UWeekly.com wroteFilm festival begins this Sunday

October 31, 2007

by UWeekly Staff

The 55th Annual Columbus International Film & Video Festival, the oldest in the US, begins this Sunday. The festival, started by progressive educators, has a continuing history of showing work that deals with issues of gender, sexuality, culture, labor relations, international politics, and the environment. The festival runs from Nov.4 – 11.

This year the festival has two free screenings: one at the Shamrock Club and the other at Germania, a German cultural and singing club.

“Little Brazil, Gort, Ireland” screening at The Shamrock Club, (60 West Castle Road, Columbus, OH) at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, is the fascinating story of one of Ireland’s newest and most unusual immigrant communities — the 1,500 or so Brazilians who live in the town of Gort.

To check out video clips of this year’s films, and for more information, log on to www.chrisawards.org.

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Little Brazil, Gort, Ireland

From The 50 Yard Line

Rain In A Dry Land

Relative Obscurity

Becoming a Woman in Zanskar

Saturday Morning Cartoons From Around The World

Black Diamonds

Student Division Winners Screening

Bella Figura- Do Singers Have To Be Fat?

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