NFB Film Club at library

The University of Lethbridge Library continues to reach out to the University community by introducing new and innovative ways to bring people into the library.

The latest initiative has the library partnering with the National Film Board to present the NFB Film Club.

The Film Club presents a series of recent NFB documentaries in the library. The series began with the award-winning Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie, which was presented to a small but enthusiastic crowd on Oct. 12.

Students were treated to a variety of free snacks, and a thought-provoking documentary that provoked an excellent discussion.

The series continues with Act of Dishonour, by writer/director Nelofir Pazira. Set in the northern region of Afghanistan, this feature drama tells the story of a young bride-to-be who strays from local customs after befriending an Afghan-Canadian translator. Part lament against injustice, part testament to the spirit of a people who have survived decades of war, this film is a compelling drama in which east and west, love and honour, modernity and customs clash with tragic consequences. It will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in L1168.

The third film in this year's series will be John Walker's latest documentary, A Drummer's Dream, which features a rare assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven diverse drummers create a profound and unforgettable experience. The creative and spiritual freedom of expression these artists display is overwhelming. Rock, jazz, Latin fusion, soul – these master drummers have backed up the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana.

An uplifting documentary for a little pre-finals relaxation, it will be shown on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in L1168.

Stay tuned for the NFB Film Club series to continue at the Library in January 2012.