THE AIDS JAAGO PROJECT (The AIDS Awake Project): In Observation of World's AIDS Day
Tuesday, November 30, 7:00 pm, Wang Center Theater
Four of Indiaís finest directors dismantle myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS in the AIDS Jaago Project. Putting their individualistic stamp on these films and using top Indian movie stars they created four beautifully shot, richly textured stories about the human dimension of the disease, which may soon reach epidemic proportions in India, in order to change minds and save lives.
The Directors and Films:
Migration by Mira Nair
Blood Brothers by Vishal Bhardwaj
Positive by Farhan Akhtar
The Beginning by Santosh Sivan
Watch Trailer: http://www.aidsjaago.com/trailer.htm
For more information: http://www.aidsjaago.com/
In collaboration with Center for Prevention and Outreach Health Education Office
(Thomas Balmes/2010/France/79 min)
Thursday, December 2, 7:00 pm, Wang Center Theater
This is a visually stunning story that simultaneously follows four babies from around the world. From first breath to first steps, BABIES joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.
Guest Speaker: JOAN F. KUCHNER, PhD, Director of Child and Family Service, Stony Brook University
Tickets: $5.00. Free admission for Stony Brook students.
Part of the Port Jefferson Documentary Series
TELLEBRASIAN 2010: Out of Many, One
Saturday, December 4, 3:00 pm, Wang Center Chapel
The Wang Center celebrates Tellabration, a worldwide storytelling event, with its own cross-cultural twist. This yearís TellabrAsian tapestry of stories is interwoven with the Wang Centerís exhibition of E PLURIBUS, mixed-media artist Muriel Stockdaleís collection of exquisitely handcrafted American flags, on view now until December 5. These flags exemplify the pluralist motto emblazoned on the American Seal: E Pluribus Unum, or "Out of Many, One." Like the exhibition, the stories of TellabrAsian celebrate America and the many cultures and traditions out of which its national fabric is woven. Talented guest artists tell traditional and original tales about personal, spiritual, magical, comedic, and poignant travels and travails throughout Asia and the world.
Tour of and Closing reception for the E Pluribus exhibition follows with delicacies from all over Asia.
All are welcome. Free Admission.
For more information about Wang Center's Asian and Asian American Programs please visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/wang/events.shtml or call 631-632-4400.