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Drake University’s International Film Series will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, with a screening of “Grave of the Fireflies” (Hokaru no Haka), a Japanese film with English subtitles. All films in the series, which are free and open to the public, start at 2 p.m. in room 101 of Meredith Hall, 2805 University Ave.
Clayton Mitchell, Drake language technology specialist, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards. “Grave of the Fireflies” tells the story of Setsuko and Seita, brother and sister, as they struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
The final film of the fall semester will be “Beijing Bicycle” (Shiqi sui de dan che) in Mandarin with English subtitles, which will be shown at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in room 101 of Meredith Hall. This film is about two teens fighting over a stolen bicycle and their desperate attempts to find acceptance in their very different worlds. Joseph Schneider, the Ellis and Nelle Levitt professor of sociology at Drake, will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.
The series is sponsored by the Drake Center for Global Citizenship and the Drake University Language Acquisition Program. For more information, call David Skidmore at 515-271-3843.