“Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures” next Global Lens film

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Date: Monday, March 11, 2013
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The next film in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Global Lens international film series is
“Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures.” The film will be shown on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 pm in UCB 127. There is no admission charge.

Brazil’s official submission to the 2006 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, “Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures” is set in Brazil in 1942. The story revolves around two very different men who meet along the road: Johan, an aspirin salesman avoiding the German draft, and Ranulpho, a rural Brazilian seeking escape from the drought. Although their personalities and lives are worlds apart, the two men develop a deep friendship. The film is in Portuguese and German with English subtitles.

The last film in the Global Lens film series will be shown on April 16. For more information, visit http://hilo.hawaii.edu/studentaffairs/international.

Global Lens is sponsored by the UH Hilo International Student Services and Intercultural Education Program and the International Student Association. For more information or to request accommodations, call 974-7313.

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