Friday, September 25, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Hello Gang! Our next installment in the International Film Series will be the fabulous Bollywood style film-

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE-(Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language)
Winner of 8 Academy Awards, Including Best Picture

Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik (Patel), an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India¹s "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika (Pinto), the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show¹s questions. Each chapter of Jamal¹s increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show¹s seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out.

We are pleased to announce UVU's own Dr. Baktybek Abdrisaev has volunteered to introduce the film for us! Dr. Abdrisaev has been working as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Department of History and Political Science since 2005. From 1997-2005 he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to USA and Canada. His diplomatic career began in 1992 with his appointment to the position of expert in the International Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration and further promotion to its directorship in 1993. Dr. Abdrisaev was also a Member of the Kyrgyz Parliament from March 1995 until March 2000. We will be honored to hear his incites on the cultures represented in the film.

This film showing will take place on Thursday October 8th @ 7:00 pm in the Library Auditorium (LI 120) You wont want to miss this event!

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