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October 07, 2015

2015-10-07 MP3 file

This is the UH Hilo report. News about people, events and programs at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo.

The international film festival Global Lens, will be held this month at the University Classroom Building or UCB 127. The festival kicks off on Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. with They Call if Myanmar, which looks at daily life in Burma, one of the most isolated countries in the world.

A trio of films will be shown on Tuesday, October 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with Forgotten Bird of Paradise, which provides a rare and moving insight into West Papua’s 50-year struggle for independence. The Road To Home profiles West Papuan independence leader and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Benny Wenda. And Academic Award nominee The Act of Killing journeys to Indonesia to expose former death squad leaders.

The festival wraps up at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22 with Beatriz’s War, a haunting, passionate love story set during Indonesia’s occupation of Timor-Leste.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more news about the University, visit That’s the UH Hilo Report. I’m Ken Hupp.

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