September 2018 archive

Fall Picnic [New Date and Location]

Date: September 16th, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm
Location: Orchard Park (the only pavilion there!)

It is time to get together and meet new international friends. The Global Connection Team is hosting a Fall Welcome Picnic on Sunday, September 16th from 4-6 PM at Orchard Park. It is a potlock, so we encourage you to bring Iranian dishes to share!

Please fill out this form whether you RSVPed for the original date or not. If you RSVPed before, you will not be asked to enter all your information again, so it will only take a moment! https://goo.gl/forms/OZoUqPXsAC8YY3sg1 The form will close on Thursday evening.

If you need a ride, please contact ISA (psu.isa AT gmail.com).

Fall Picnic

Update: Today’s picnic is cancelled due to the rainy weather. We will let everyone know ASAP if we are able to reschedule.
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 4-6 PM
Location: Tudek Park, Pavillion #1

It is time to get together and meet new international friends. The Global Connection Team is hosting a Fall Welcome Picnic on Sunday, September 9th from 4-6 PM at Tudek Park (Pavillion #1). It is a potlock, so we encourage you to bring Iranian dishes to share!

Please use this link to RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/w4hXAwkStWec7OBs2

If you need a ride, please contact ISA (psu.isa AT gmail.com).

Docunight #49 [Penn State]: Weavers of Imagination & The Season of Warm Breezes (double feature)

Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, State College, Pennsylvania 16802

Weavers of Imagination
Directed by: Sadegh Jafari
2017 / 21 min
Persian with English Subtitles

Winner of Special Narrative Award, ARC festival in Germany, The Grand Prix at the 4th International Documentary Film Festival and Transmedia (RIOS) in Portugal, The Best Documentary film at the Lifft India Awards in India, and The Best Foreign Language Documentary Film Award in 2017 Cardiff International Film Festival in Wales.

‘Weavers of Imagination’ recounts the life of a number of visually-impaired people who weave rugs together and how the simple fact of working together fills them with a great sense of happiness.

The Season of Warm Breezes
Directed by: Hossein Rigi
2017 / 43 min
Persian with English Subtitles

Winner of The Jean-Loup Passek Award for best short or medium international film of the  Filmes do Homem – Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival in Portugal.

‘The Season of Warm Breezes’ follows a teacher in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province who tries to eradicate illiteracy among female residents. She, who had been unlettered till the age of 12, sticks to her roadmap to educate girls and women.

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