Friday, September 26, 2008

Atlanta Indo-American Film Festival Special Screening

Two Million Minutes and Khayal Darpan
October 3, 2008, 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; Rich Theatre

Tickets: $8 general admission, $4 for students, seniors and Museum members, free for Patron-level members. One ticket includes admission to both screenings.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at, at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the night of the screening. Phone and internet orders will incur a $1-per-ticket service fee.

FILM DESCRIPTIONSTwo Million Minutes: A Global ExaminationScreening begins at 7:30 p.m.This film takes a deeper look at how three superpowers of the 21st century —China, India and the United States— prepare their students for the future. Follow two students from each of these countries as the film composes a global snapshot of education, from the viewpoint of the children themselves. Khayal Darpan: A Mirror of ImaginationScreening begins at 8:30 p.m. This documentary explores the classical musical traditions of urban Pakistan. Indian filmmaker Yousuf Saaed traveled to large cities in Pakistan to interview musicians and scholars, attend music concerts and observe the teaching of music in various institutions. The film documents the music of the area while raising vital questions about cultural identity, nationalism, and music's role in religion and current affairs.
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