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Library Film Series - Fall Semester 2012

FREE and open to the public.

All films begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library North Conference Room, W449

FREE parking is available in stadium lot 62E on Red Cedar Road after 6:00pm. The Main Library is wheelchair accessible via the south entrance. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling Birdie Beckwith at 517.884.6454 one week before an event. Requests received after that time will be met when possible.



Thursday, October 25

A Jewish Girl in Shanghai

Kessler Film Event

Presented by Tracy Graves, German Literature and Culture and Hsiao-Ping Wang, Chinese and East Asian Cultures, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages

Co-sponsored by the MSU Jewish Studies Program, the MSU Asian Studies Center, and the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages.

A Jewish Girl in Shanghai is the first Chinese animated film to directly address the Holocaust. The film is set in Shanghai's Little Vienna - the neighborhood where around 30,000 Jewish refugees found shelter during WWII. The story centers around the friendship between Rina, a European Jewish schoolgirl and A-Gen, a Chinese pancake-seller, who teach each other about their distant worlds as Shanghai struggles beneath its own cruelly portrayed Japanese occupation. (description adapted from go2films.com)

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