University of Rochester

EVENT: Screening of Dancing on the Edge about gender roles in Mozambique

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in room 314 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

November 2, 2006

Dancing on the Edge (2001), directed by Karen Boswall, follows the parallel journeys of a young girl moving toward womanhood and a young woman propelling toward a premature death. Set in rural Mozambique, this short Portuguese and Chuabo film with English subtitles explores how traditional gender roles and poverty influence the fight to contain the spread of AIDS.

The film is part of this fall's African Video and Film Series sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies at the University of Rochester.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Institute Fellow Alexander Bortolot at (585) 273-5341.




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