1. Directed by Sandra Gugliotta, Argentina, 2007

    After her husband mysteriously disappears during a business trip to Patagonia, Clara embarks on a desperate mission to find him. During her search, she makes a startling discovery: a man with an uncanny resemblance to her spouse, but with another name and a wife. Convinced the stranger may be her husband, she ignores entreaties to quit her search just as police discover a body that may be the real man she seeks. Shot amid majestic vistas and suffused with vibrant color and sexuality, director Sandra Gugliotta's feature is a haunting and suspenseful study of grief and letting go.

    Part of the Global Lens 2009 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit http://www.globalfilm.org .

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  2. Directed by Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007

    In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother. His only companion is an elderly storyteller, and the only guide to finding his mother is a dead man's diary. Together, the storyteller and diary lead him on a magical, and sometimes macabre, journey across war-torn landscapes to find the family he lost. Based on Mia Coutou's acclaimed Portuguese novel of the same name, Teresa Prata's transporting drama underscores the power of imagination in surviving, and ultimately overcoming, the catastrophe of war.

    Part of the Global Lens 2009 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit http://www.globalfilm.org .

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  3. Directed by Zhang Yang, China, 2007

    In this soulful and humane comedy, Zhao, a middle-aged construction worker, struggles to fulfill a dying co-worker's last wish to be buried in China's Three Gorges region. Setting out with his colleague's body in tow, Zhao travels hundreds of miles across extraordinary countryside, encountering a number of colorful adventures and characters– and even discovering love in some unlikely quarters. Director Zhang Yang's humorous and moving tale of friendship offers a powerful, and sometimes slapstick, commentary on the value of community and human connectivity in modern China.

    Part of the Global Lens 2009 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit http://www.globalfilm.org .

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  4. Directed by Faouzi Bensaïdi, Morocco, 2006

    Souad is a prostitute whose best friend is Kenza, a tough traffic cop. Kamel is a stony–eyed contract killer who receives his hit orders via the Internet; he is also Souad's favorite customer. When Kenza falls in love with Kamel, the two begin a bizarre courtship doomed by their disparate lines of work, and a persistent cyber–snooping hacker who stumbles upon the site where Kamel receives his murderous contracts. Moroccan actor–director Faouzi Bensaïdi's promiscuously stylish film is a new vision of an old culture, unveiling an uncommon Casablanca caught in a world wide web of associations and consequences.

    Part of the Global Lens 2009 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit http://www.globalfilm.org .

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  5. Directed by Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

    Just one day from completing their military training, three conscripts desert their camp and escape into the frozen wilderness of Northern Iran. Travel through this mountainous, snowbound region is dangerous, but "those three" opt for the independence it promises and must now forge their way through an uncertain landscape, with only friendship to see them through. In this austere and mesmerizing debut feature, director Naghi Nemati's attention to the minutiae of human relationships is a quiet and deliberate meditation on the value of responsibility, connection and sacrifice.

    Part of the Global Lens 2009 film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit http://www.globalfilm.org .

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The Global Film Initiative

Global Lens 2009 includes ten award-winning narrative feature films from Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mozambique and Morocco. Films from Global Lens 2009 are available for non-theatrical bookings and on DVD.…


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Global Lens 2009 includes ten award-winning narrative feature films from Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mozambique and Morocco. Films from Global Lens 2009 are available for non-theatrical bookings and on DVD. Visit globalfilm.org for more information.

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