The Global Film Initiative (GFI) has unveiled its fourthannual Global Lens touring film series featuring nine features and seven shortsfrom developing countries.
The series will screen in cities across the US beginning inJanuary through partnerships with major cultural institutions including theMuseum of Modern Art in New York.
The Global Lens 2007 are: Director Joao Luis Sol de Carvalho's AnotherMan's Garden(Mozambique); Arsen Anton Ostojic's A Wonderful Night In Split (Croatia); Li Yu's Dam Street (China); Djamila Sahraoui's Enough! (Algeria-France); and Dalibor Matanic's FineDead Girls (Croatia).
The line-up continues with: Hiner Saleem's Kilometre Zero (Iraq-France); Hugo Grosso's On EachSide (Argentina); GarinNugroho's Of Love and Eggs (Indonesia); and Sebastian Campos' The Sacred Family (Chile). The last two were awarded post-productionfunding by GFI.
The shorts are: Bernardo Loyola's The Perfect Day (Mexico); Mehdi Jafari's A Little BitHigher (Iran); TalaHadid's Your Dark Hair Ihsan (Morocco); Sunu Gonera's Riding With Sugar (South Africa); Rajeev Ahuja's BroadDay (India); LuciaCedron's Absent (Argentina);and Luciana Bezerra's Girl Of Faith (Brazil).
'This year's films areinventive and challenging,' GFI chair Susan Weeks Coulter said.'Their characters and stories remind us again of how much we share in ourcommon humanity, despite the differences that makes each culture unique.'