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Monday, January 11, 2016

Bridges to the World International Film Series Returns to SU February 1-29

globe SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University takes movie lovers around the globe to such locales as Israel, Slovakia, the Philippines, Panama and Syria during the eighth annual Bridges to the World International Film Series, Mondays from February 1-29.

All are introduced and screened at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall, followed by a discussion.

The series begins February 1 with the 2013 Israeli film Cupcakes. The movie features six friends in Tel Aviv who are appalled by the Israeli entry in an international singing competition. They record their own song on a cell phone and are shocked when their recording is selected as the nation’s entry for the next year's competition.

Others include:

•February 8 – Cruel Joys (Slovakia, 2002): Set in a Slovak village at the turn of the 20th century, this film tells the story of an adolescent girl and her ambitious father as they search for identity amid their tragic relationship.

•February 15 – Bamboo Flowers (Philippines, 2013): Narrative vignettes — including a prodigal woman returning with her son in tow, a river tourist guide who has a domestic crisis and a young couple trying to establish their careers — exemplify the universality of lives filled with dreams, hopes, fears and disappointment.

•February 22 – Breaking the Waves (Panama, 2014): This movie profiles three surfers of African descent who grew up in the poor community of Santa Catalina and love the thrill of the sea.

•February 29 – Vent and Leaves of Damascus (Syria). Vent tells the story of the Arab Spring from the perspective of young Syrian artists now living in Turkey and Portugal. Leaves of Damascus follows people in various locations trying to make a new life.

All films are shown in their native languages with English subtitles.

SU joins World Artists Experiences, Inc. and Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State International Division in presenting the series. Salisbury is one of five chosen screening locations in Maryland, including Annapolis, California, Frostburg and Towson.

Films are sponsored by the embassy of each country. Admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU website at

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