Monday, November 23, 2009

NOT SEEN, NOT HEARD

U S. Consulate General-Chennai
TULIR – Centre for the Prevention & Healing of Child Sexual Abuse
“The Madras Film Society” & “Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation”
present

NOT SEEN, NOT HEARD

A film festival to mark “World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse”


Sleepers
Director: Barry Levinson
Color/1996/147 minutes

Four boys growing up in Hell's Kitchen play a prank that leads to an old man getting hurt. Sentenced to no less than one year in the Wilkenson Center in upstate New York, the four friends are changed by the beating, humiliation and sexual abuse by the guards sworn to protect them. Thirteen years later a random meeting leads to a chance for revenge against the Wilkenson Center and the guards.


Date/Time: Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Venue: American Library, U.S. Consulate, Gemini Circle, Chennai.



Antwone Fisher
Director: Denzel Washington
Color/2002/120 minutes
A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Venue: American Library, U.S. Consulate, Gemini Circle, Chennai.


Screenings will be followed by a panel discussion

2 comments:

Sandya said...

Are the two movies (sleepers and antwone fisher) being screened simultaneously?

Tulir - CPHCSA said...

Sorry and Thanks for pointing out the oversight. Have corrected it