Sewickley Series - Press Release
1/5/2011 Filed under Press Releases
For Immediate Release January 5, 2011
Silk Screen to Present Asian Film Series at Sewickley Academy Pittsburgh, PA - Silk Screen: Asian Arts and Cultural Organization has partnered with Sewickley Academy to present the vibrant film series “Women & Asian Cultures” at this year’s Sewickley Series. The Sewickley Series aims to provide and engage members of the school and community with artistic, educational speakers and performances. Silk Screen will present three masterful films that focus on the tribulations, successes, and brilliant lives of women of Asian cultures. All films will be shown at the academy’s Gregg Theater.
Saturday January 8, the series will begin with “Bhutto”. The epic story of one of the most fascinating characters of our time — Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation. An incredible array of archival footage and interviews with family members and leading experts brings life to this multi-dimensional tale of Pakistan, the country the Economist calls "the world's most dangerous place."
Thursday January 20, the second film “North Korea: A Day in the Life”, follows the family of Hong Sun Hui, a female worker in a textile factory, through an ordinary day in the country of the Beloved Leader Kim Jong Il. This film provides a privileged and captivating view of the process of social organization and indoctrination of North Korean citizens.
Sunday Jan 30 - the series will conclude with acclaimed filmmaker, Deann Borshay Liem’s, “In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee”. Warned to keep her true identity secret from her new American family, Korean adoptee Cha Jung Hee endured a life of self-deception in the United States. As an adult, Hee returns to Korea and embarks on a search to find her “double,” the mysterious girl whose place she took in America.
The presentations will also feature Asian speakers including Harish Saluja, founder of Silk Screen, artist, engineer, and host of WDUQ’s program “Music from India”.
“Bhutto” – Saturday January 8, 2:00 at Gregg Theater, Sewickley Academy
“North Korea: A Day in the Life” – Thursday January 20, 7:00 at Gregg Theater, Sewickley Academy
“In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee” – Sunday January 30, 2:00 at Gregg Theater, Sewickley Academy
Silk Screen is a 501C3 arts and culture organization, whose mission is to promote diversity and cross-cultural understanding of Asia through the arts.
For more information: Phone : 724-969-2565 email: Info@silkscreenfestival.org