EUGENE, OR - The "Festival of Films From Around the Islamic World" continues this week with a showing of "Le Grand Voyage" on Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in Building 17, Room 307, main campus, 4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene. The films are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Written and directed by Moroccan-born filmmaker Ismaël Ferroukhi, "Le Grande Voyage" portrays the changing relationship between a father and son as they embark on a religious pilgrimage from France to Mecca by car. Sharing many misadventures along the way, the two gradually become closer as they attempt to understand each other's worlds. Released in 2004, "Le Grande Voyage" was the first fictional film to be permitted to get footage of the Hajj in Mecca.
May 9: "Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love" directed by Elizabeth Chai VasarhelyiMay 16: "Earth" directed by Deepa Mehta of IndiaMay 23: "Ten" directed by Abbas Kiarostami of IranMay 30: "The Lizard" directed by Kamal Tabrizi of Iran
The film series is part of Lane's Initiative on Islam and Other Religions launched in 2011 to broaden the understanding of religions in an academic setting. For more information go online at: http://www.lanecc.edu/scholarlectures/