February 27: Josh/ Against the Grain (2013)

JoshAgainstTheGrain

 

(Film Screening Friday, February 27, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center Auditorium west of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building)

 

February 27: Josh/ Against the Grain (2013)

Discussant: Iram Parveen Bilal (Director)

Josh, inspired by true events, is the story of a privileged woman whose life is shattered in a single moment. It is the story of a woman in search for a dangerous truth. It is the story of the biggest challenge to Pakistan’s still reigning feudalism: the country’s youth. The film explores the internal debates the young are struggling with, and how solutions can be attainable if and when they stand united.

Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, is devastated when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Though her friends and family beg her not to disturb the status quo and confront the powerful feudals in Nusrat’s village, Fatima travels there to investigate. Josh is a story of hope, of trying, of redemption. It is a story of the youth, of Pakistan, of the pain, the pleasure and the spirit of unity and independence. Ultimately, it is about “never giving up.” 103minutes, rated PG-13. http://www.thefilmjosh.com/

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI).

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us in advance to your participation.

 

For further information about CineCulture: http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/

Contact:

Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu

(Club President Tom Boroujeni at farrokh@mail.fresnostate.edu

http://cineculture.csufresno.edu/