International Film Series Schedules Next Two Francophone Series Screenings

The animated films highlight life's experiences.

WHAT: The third and fourth screenings in the six-film Tournees Francophone Film Festival

WHEN: Thursday (April 2) and Friday (April 3)

WHERE: Room 169, Human Sciences Building, 15th Street and Akron Avenue

EVENT: The Tournees Francophone Film Festival, sponsored by the Texas Tech International Film Series, FACE Foundation and the Texas Tech University Department of Classical and Modern Language and Literatures, continues with the screening of the films “L'image manquante (The Missing Picture)” and Couleur de peau: meil (Approved for Adoption).”

“L'image manquante” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Thursday (April 2). Directed by Rithy Panh, this Claymation feature is an interpretation of one man's experiences during the Khmer Rouges reign in Cambodia during the late 1970s. During this time, Cambodians faced hideous abuses of power from their leaders, though all evidence of such abuse, including political propaganda, was destroyed.

“Couleur de peau: meil” is an animated memoir directed by Jung Laurent Boileau recounting his experiences as an orphan. Jung was born in Seoul, South Korea, and was eventually adopted by a large Belgian family. He then ventured back to South Korea to discover his roots and possibly reconnect with his mother.

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CONTACT: Robert Peaslee, coordinator, International Film Studies program, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2562 or robert.peaslee@ttu.edu.