SMC to host international film festival

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) will host the World Cinema Festival from Jan. 27-Jan. 29 in Vander Vennet Theatre.Associate director of CWIL Mana Derakhshani said the College had offered a film festival to the community for over 10 years, beginning with a French film festival and transitioning to a variety of international films.Derakhshani said the film festival complements the work of the College to internationalize the campus.“[The festival] brings to campus major films from other countries that we don’t usually get to see in the U.S., particularly outside of a large metropolis such as New York or Chicago,” Derakhshani said. “In addition, screening foreign films on campus supports the larger college-wide learning outcomes of intercultural competence and global learning.”The festival will feature three films in their original languages, with English subtitles, over the course of three nights. Each film will start at 7 p.m., beginning with the Arabic-language film “Wadjda”, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour on Tuesday. On Wednesday, “Queen”, a Hindi-language film directed by Vikas Bahl, will be screened. The festival will conclude with “So Young”, a Mandarin-language film directed by Wei Zhao.​Derakhshani said she hopes students will attend and learn something about the perspective of other cultures.“Films are windows into particular cultures and allow us to gain some understanding of certain aspects of these cultures,” she said.Derakhshani said viewing these films is a way to engage with the larger world and prepare oneself to interact with different cultures.She said there would be much in the films that differ from the realities of Saint Mary’s students, though there may be some experiences that are similar.“These three films specifically portray young women or girls’ quest for agency and voice in three different cultures and in three different contexts,” she said. “Noting both differences and similarities will increase the audience’s ability to encounter difference with an ethnorelative perspective rather than a judgmental ethnocentric attitude.“Seeing the world through someone else’s cultural lens helps us understand our own culture and norms better.”Two of the films are in languages taught at the College, Arabic and Mandarin, Derakhshani said.“I hope students learning these languages — or wanting to learn them — will come to hear the language in an authentic context,” she said.Derakhshani said she hopes many students will take advantage of the opportunity to watch the films. The event is free and open to the public.For the complete schedule and more information on the films, visit center for women’s intercultural leadership, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Mana Derakhshani, Saint Mary’s College, Vander Vennet Theatre, Vikas Bahl, Wei Zhao, World Cinema Festivallast_img read more

MLB wrap: Twins club 4 homers to rout Tigers, on pace for season home run record

first_imgThat offense has powered the Twins to a 43-21 record and a comfortable 10 1/2 game lead over the Indians in the AL Central.Sunday’s win marked the final leg of a 10-game road trip against the Rays, Indians and Tigers. The Twins finished 6-4 on the trip, but manager Rocco Baldelli said it was nice to have a breather Sunday after some close games.“We’ve played some difficult games on this trip,” Baldelli said (via the Minneapolis Star Tribune). “We have played some difficult teams. All these teams, they played us tough. To have one game at the end that was a slightly lower-stress environment, it’s actually nice for our guys, because they have kind of been locked in every game we have played.”Studs of the NightMets right hander Noah Syndergaard pitched seven scoreless innings, gave up only one hit and struck out seven in a win over the Rockies.Mariners slugger Edwin Encarnación hit a pair of home runs and drove in three in a win over the Angels.DH Yandy Díaz had four hits, including a home run, and scored a couple of runs in the Rays’ 6-1 win against the Red Sox.Marlins left fielder Austin Dean went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in a loss to the Braves.Dud of the NightIndians starter Shane Bieber gave up five runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Yankees.HighlightsThe Nationals hit four straight home runs in the eighth inning in a 5-2 win over the Padres, with Howie Kendrick, Trea Turner, Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon going deep. Washington, which also hit four straight in a game against the Brewers in 2017, becomes the first team to accomplish the feat twice. Yankees’ Brett Gardner’s angry helmet toss goes horribly wrong It was just another day at the office for Twins sluggers, who are on a record pace for home runs. With an MLB-leading 125 home runs, the Twins are on course to hit 316, which would shatter the season record for home runs by a team (267) set just last year by the Yankees.What’s especially remarkable about the home run surge is the fact the Twins are making good contact at the plate. They have an MLB-leading .274 team batting average while registering the third-fewest strikeouts of any team. Minnesota leads the majors with 382 runs scored. Related News Yankees trade rumors: New York has spoken with Blue Jays about Marcus Stroman Ronald Acuña Jr. ties it up with a three-run blast in the ninth.Better watch out or Rougned Odor might do something crazy like try to steal home.What’s Next?Mets (32-33) at Yankees (40-24) 7:05 p.m. ET — Everyone knows what the Yankees have done this season despite a rash of injuries to key players, but the Mets have been playing well lately, winning four of five. Masahiro Tanaka (3-5, 3.42 ERA), just back from the paternity list after welcoming a baby daughter, goes for the Yankees, against veteran lefty Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA). Angels’ Shohei Ohtani homers off Yusei Kikuchi in first Major League face-off The Twins continued their homer-happy ways Sunday, hitting four more to key a 12-2 rout of the Tigers. Nelson Cruz got the party started with his 11th home run, a two-run shot off Detroit starter Ryan Carpenter in the first inning. Cruz has now homered in four straight games.Eddie Rosario, Byron Buxton and Miguel Sanó also homered for Minnesota. Jake Odorizzi yielded only one run in six innings, striking out eight, to run his record to 9-2.last_img read more

Hasan Salihamidžić became sports journalist

first_imgFormer BiH football player Hasan Salihamidžić returned to Turin, where he used to play for FC ”Juventus”, but now he came as a journalist, in order to have an interview with Gianluigi Buffon.Salihamidžić said that Juventus is very dear club to him and he has many fond memories from the period when he played.He also added that the current team is very strong and that the new stadium is one of the most beautiful in the world.Salihamidžić said that the interview will go smoothly because he’s interviewing a friend.last_img read more