Thursday, September 23, 2010

Atlanta Asian Film Festival Comes to UWG

The University of West Georgia is hosting the 6th annual Atlanta Asian Film Festival on Oct. 12 and 19.

The AAFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating various communities about the rich diversity of Asian Pacific culture through films and movies. This is UWG’s first time sponsoring the festival, joining other universities in the region to host the AAFF.

The two films that have been selected to screen at UWG are “Artemisia” from China and “Cow” from Taiwan. “Artemisia” is the story of a Chinese mother who struggles to deal with her children’s contemporary problems and the pressures from her traditionally conservative and judgmental relatives. “Cow”, set during WWII, follows the story of a peasant who was charged with the task of looking after a special cow, even at the risk of his own life.

“Artemisia” will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. “Cow” will be shown the following week on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the TLC Room 1305.

The film screenings are free for UWG students, faculty and staff, but all of the community is invited and encouraged to attend. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the AAFF website at

For more information, please call 678-839-5400.

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