The Commercial Appeal

Cultural film series

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On Sunday, the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar, will host the launch of Global Lens 2013 series in Meeting Room C at 2 p.m. The free series begins with the showing of Iraqi film “About 111 Girls,” the telling story of a government official and the nearly insurmount­able odds he faces in a combative society while carrying a message from Iran’s president.

Presented in collaborat­ion with Indie Memphis, Global Lens 2013 offers families a chance to see other cultures through foreign films, written, directed and produced by native casts. In addition to viewing films, attendees will receive discussion guides and informatio­n about each movie.

The schedule of films in this series is:

About 111 Girls (Iraq) — Sunday, 2 p.m.

Beijing Flickers (China) — July 14, 2 p.m.

Cairo 678 (Egypt) — July 28, 2 p.m.

The Fantastic World of Juan Orol (Mexico) — Aug. 1, 6 p.m.

Modest Reception (Iran) — Aug. 5, 6 p.m.

The Parade (Serbia) — Aug. 21, 6 p.m.

Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights (India) — Special Student Screening — Aug. 25, 2 p.m.

Student (Kazakhstan) — Aug. 26, 6 p.m.

Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights (India) — Sept. 8, 2 p.m.

Southwest (Brazil) — Sept. 15, 2 p.m.

Life Kills Me (Chile) — Nov. 24, 2 p.m.

For more informatio­n, visit globalfilm.org.

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