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HIST 163 The Modern Middle East (5) I&S Lopez, Shaun Explores the social, political, and cultural changes that have occurred in the Middle East during the past two centuries. Covers the main social, economic, and intellectual currents that have transformed this region, starting with Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt in 1798 and ending with the present moment in history. Offered: Sp.

SIS 406 Political Islam and Islamic Fundamentalism (5) I&S Robinson, Cabreiri Study of resurgence, since mid-1970s, of political Islam and what has come to be called Islamic fundamentalism, especially in the Middle East. Topics include the nature and variety of political Islam today, causes and implications of the current resurgence, and comparison with previous resurgences. Offered: jointly with POL S 432. Instructor Course Description: Robert D Burrowes Cabeiri Debergh Robinson

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THE U.S. IN IRAQ

ARCH 442 Africa and Middle East Seminar (3) VLPA McLaren Advanced introduction to colonial and postcolonial architecture in Africa and the Middle East, beginning with the initial European colonization in the mid-19th century. Provides a historical understanding of the formation of distinctive regional and/or national identities in the architecture of these regions. Offered: Sp. Instructor Course Description: Brian Mclaren

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Polish Film Festival: Wonderful Summer

Thursday November 4, 2010
8:00pm
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

Often called Poland’s first black romantic comedy, the film unfolds in a funeral parlor. Eighteen-year-old Kitka has the unusual gift of being able to communicate with her dead mother’s spirit. Kitka’s mother visits her to fulfill one mission – she wants to make sure Kitka does not miss out on true love with the boy who lives and works next to her. She refuses to depart for the netherworld until Kitka makes the right choice, and finds a meaningful, amorous relationship.

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Polish Film Festival: Animated History of Poland

Thursday November 4, 2010
8:00p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

This gripping and often dark film depicts Polish history in animated form. Charging medieval knights, burning Polish cities and brutal Nazis are all featured in various dramatic scenes from Poland’s tumultuous past. Commissioned by the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency for display at Poland’s pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, the video was produced by Polish Oscar-nominated animator Tomasz Bagiński and historian Henryk Samsonowi. The film shows Poland emerging as a state through warfare and under the unifying force of Christianity, and thereafter depicts the country’s triumphs and disasters through the ages. Very little of Poland’s often tragic past is omitted, with the partitions of the 18th century, the horrors of the Nazi occupation and the iron rule of the Soviet Union all skillfully brought to life.

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Central Asian Studies Seminar: “Libraries in Uzbekistan, the Former Soviet Union and in the US”

Thursday November 4, 2010
12:30-1:30
Denny Hall 123

Saodat Khakimova

Ilse Cirtautas (icirt@uw.edu)

This presentation is based on the experiences of Saodat Khakimova, who came to the UW as an exchange student in 2008. She will describe her first impression of Suzzallo Library, where to her amazement she actually could go up to the book shelves, browse around, without having to fill out a request stating her name and the titles of the books she wants to read. This is still the practice in Uzbekistan as in all other regions of the former Soviet Union. When one enters there a library, one does not see any books because books are kept in dark and smelly basements! Saodat will explain the different systems of cataloguing books and will end with a plea to help to establish a “scholar to scholar” program for modernizing libraries in Uzbekistan.

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Central Asian Turkic Languages and Culture Circle

Friday November 5, 2010
2:00-4:00p
Denny 123

Association of Central Asian Students

Ilse Cirtautas

The Circle will introduce you to Uzbek, Kazakh and Kyrgyz culture and languages. Native speakers will be present, providing an opportunity to practice or to start to learn these languages. We will also show Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Uzbek movies and have small exhibitions of Central Asian artifacts and art.

The meetings are free to students and the public!

Please join us to promote Central Asian Turkic Culture!

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Polish Film Festival: The Miracle Seller

Friday November 5, 2010
7:30p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

The path to discovering oneself begins with helping others. This is a story of friendship and acceptance that transgresses cultural, social and religious barriers. Stefan, a recovering alcoholic on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, helps two children from another country enter into France illegally so that they can be reunited with their father. It’s a journey toward a new, better world, which turns out to be much more dangerous than Poland.

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Polish Film Festival: Born of the sea

Friday November 5, 2010
9:30p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

Just a few years after Poland regained its independence (from 1923-1926), impressive feats were accomplished thanks to the efforts of the Polish Government, engineers and workers. Within a three year span, a new town and harbor were built in Gdynia. This is a tale about work, friendship and love, and about hopes and failures. The main character, Krzysztof Grabien, arrives from the interior of the country together with his friend Wołodia Jazowiecki to participate in the construction of the Gdynia harbor. He is focused on his objective until he meets a lovely distraction – a Kashubian girl named Lucka Konka.

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Central Asian Studies Seminar: “Recent Publications on/in Central Asia: David Lewis. The Temptations of Tyranny in Central Asia. New York: Columbia University Press. 2008”

Friday November 5, 2010
12:30-1:30
Denny Hall 123

Ilse Cirtautas

Ilse Cirtautas (icirt@uw.edu)

The author spent the period from October 2001 to May 2005 in Central Asia, working for the International Crisis Group, based initially in Osh, later in Bishkek. The book is extensively based on ”thousands of interviews and conversations with persons who preferred to remain anonymous.” Nevertheless, the author presents some worthwhile observations, as, e.g., in his chapter on “The US in Central Asia”.

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Polish Film Festival: Bronek’s Ballad

Saturday November 6, 2010
2:00p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

This film is about Bronisław Komorowski (the current President of the Republic of Poland) and his family, as seen through the eyes of his neighbors from the town of Buda Ruska. The film includes scenes from the villiage where the Komorowski family lived for almost a decade. Also interviewed are people from both the towns of Buda Ruska and Maćkowa Ruda, and some of the Komorwski’s family’s friends, including Wigier. In addition to the town’s people, the film interviews three prominent professors including Andrzej Strumiłło, Marek Freudenreich, and Patryk Fox – an Englishman who lived in Poland for several years in a neighborhood close to where the Komorowski’s home is located.

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Polish Film Festival: Balcerowicz. All or Nothing.

Saturday November 6, 2010
2:00p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

This film features the socio-political transformations that took place in Poland after 1989. It features people who are not afraid to take responsibility for their country. The main character is a former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance, Leszek Balcerowicz. He was the man who created a plan for reform, which became the basis for Poland’s new free-market system. Decisive and controversial, he is loved and appreciated by some, but loathed by others. The film spans twenty year period that it took Poland to build a new democratic system and discusses the country’s recent history – from the fall of communism to the Polish accession to the European Union. Depicted are dynamic social and economic transformations, in which Poland becomes a major player in the international arena. The film defends the notion that people like Professor Balcerowicz made it possible for the Polish people to take advantage of opportunities and decide their country’s fate.

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Polish Film Festival: Christopher

Saturday November 6, 2010
3:40p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

“Christopher” is the true story about the brutal kidnapping and murder of the son of a well-known businessman from Dobrzyn. The story is told through the eyes of the victim’s sister who heroically fights to reconcile with the notion that there is so much inhumanity and ruthlessness in the world. The only thing keeping her hope alive is her belief that her brother is not dead. Sadly, however, holding on to her hope becomes more difficult with each passing each day and eventually she learns the truth about what happened to her brother. Made for the “True Stories” series.

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Polish Film Festival: Enen: Case Unknown

Saturday November 6, 2010
7:30p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

An arrogant young doctor discovers there is more to his new patient than he imagined in this drama from Polish filmmaker Feliks Falk. Dr. Konstanty Grot (Borys Szyc) is an ambitious young doctor who is determined to make a name for himself, to the point that his wife often accuses him of being more interested in his career than in her. Grot believes that he can earn the respect of his peers by successfully treating a supposedly incurable patient, and he believes he may have found a likely candidate in Pawel Plocki (Grzegorz Wolf), a mental patient who can barely function. Grot signs Plocki out of the mental hospital where he has been treated for years and moves him into his own home; in time, Plocki shows genuine improvement, and Grot thinks he has beaten the state medical establishment at their own game. But that is before Grot learns some secrets about his patient that cast his condition in a new but disturbing light.

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Polish Film Festival: Piggies

Saturday November 6, 2010
9:20p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

The term “piggies” is a derogatory term for teenage prostitutes. This film focuses on “piggies” from a small town on the Polish western border who sell their bodies for electronic gadgets, cosmetics or clothes. Sixteen-year-old Tom, who lives close to the border, learns one day that his schoolmate is offering his services to German pedophiles. To satisfy his girlfriend, Tom becomes the star of making nightly trips to Germany.

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50th Annual Fall Polish Bazaar

Saturday November 6, 2010 to Sunday November 7, 2010
12:00-7:00p

Polish Home Association

Yes, this is 50th Annual Fall Polish Bazaar! It is a yearly event organized by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The booths upstairs will offer Polish crystal bowl and vases, Boleslawiec pottery, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, crafts, books and much more.

Downstairs you can enjoy traditional Polish dishes of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls etc. served by the young generation of waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. You can also buy home made desserts and pastries. Most of the Puget Sound area Polish organizations would have their booths or info posted. This is usually a quite crowded event, so come early!

Polish choir “Vivat Musica!” will perform on Sunday at 2:30 PM.

Admission and parking free.

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Polish Film Festival: Lesser Evil

Sunday November 7, 2010
1:00p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

The year is1980. Kamil, a student of Polish philology, publishes an experimental poem in a prestigious periodical. The world is engulfed in the Solidarity revolution; everyone is required to choose which side of the barricade they stand. Kamil wants to be a rebellious opposition writer but his creative inspirations have abandoned him and he begins to struggle. In order to avoid being conscripted, Kamil is taken to a psychiatric hospital for observation. There, he comes across the manuscript of an excellent novel left behind by an oversensitive roommate who committed suicide. Nobody but Kamil knows about the existence of the masterpiece.

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Polish Film Festival: Laura

Sunday November 7, 2010
3:20p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

“Laura” is based on a true story about a dramatic search and rescue mission at Halemba coal mine that gripped the nation in February of 2006. A miner was trapped underground and by the fourth day, when everyone was beginning to lose hope in his safe return, the rescue team heard a faint knocking on the pipeline. After a nearly week long search, the miner was rescued. Those who followed the story closely called it a miracle. But the miner claimed that what saved him was stronger than a miracle – his love for his daughter Laura, and his wife Marlena. Made for the “True Stories” series.

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Polish Film Festival: Belcanto

Sunday November 7, 2010
5:00p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

It is 1966, in a small town in Pomerania. Marzęda, a provincial tenor and the town’s favorite who is always singing at official ceremonies and church celebrations, loses his job and social position because of a conflict with his neighbour, a local beauty acting as a geisha. His old friend, General Ogórcow, a commander of forces stationed at a nearby airport and an avowed music and alcohol lover, had also experienced the wickedness of women. His third wife has just run away with a counter-espionage agent to West Berlin. Ogórcow decides that he will personally drop two atomic bombs on West Berlin to bury this wicked world…

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Polish Film Festival: Holy Business

Sunday November 7, 2010
6:45p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

In this comedy, brothers Leszek and Janek return to their home village to attend their father’s funeral. They have not seen their father in years, and when they learn that he left his house and property to a foundation, they are shocked, angry, and irritated. But then they find a car in the barn, and it is not any old car – it is a Warszawa M20 – a car owned by Karol Wojtyła (who would later become Pope John Paul II) when he was still a bishop in Poland.

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Polish Film Festival: The Swing

Sunday November 7, 2010
8:30p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

Michał is a thirty-five-year-old man with a beautiful wife, a sweet daughter, and a mistress on the side to keep him happy. One day his wife gives him an ultimatum. Will Michał decide to stay with his wife, or will he choose the mistress, knowing that whatever decision he makes he will hurt himself and people around him? Tomasz Lewkowicz is a graduate of the Warsaw Film School. The Swing is his feature debut.

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Vladimir Spivakov & Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

Sunday November 7, 2010
7:00
Benaroya Hall, Taper Auditorium

Maestro Artist Management

Maestro Artist Management is proud to announce a highly-anticipated US
tour of one of the world’s most acclaimed chamber orchestras, Moscow
Virtuosi, led by internationally-renowned violinist and conductor Vladimir
Spivakov. Comprised of top-ranking soloists and former principle chairs of
the great orchestras of Russia, the Moscow Virtuosi, under the leadership of
Vladimir Spivakov, has been in demand at the world’s most prestigious
festivals and concert halls since its inception over 30 years ago.

The soloist for this performance is brilliant Russian pianist Alexander
Ghindin, who rapidly established himself as a major force on the
international piano scene since becoming the youngest prize winner ever of
the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1994, later gaining
Second Prize at Brussels International Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1999.
In 2007 he won the first prize of the Cleveland International Piano
Competition, impressing judges with a performance of Rachmaninoff No. 3 with
the Cleveland Orchestra. Washington Post raves: “Alexander Ghindin is an
uncommonly musical pianist, and his concert at the Kennedy Center was in
every way triumphal.”

Program will feature works by L. Boccherini, W.A. Mozart, A. Schnittke and
D. Shostakovich.

Complete tour schedule and ticket information available here.

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Czech Table

Tuesday November 9, 2010
4:30-6:30pm
Continental Restaurant

Jaroslava Soldanova

The Czech Table meets bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Continental Restaurant. Please come and join Czech students together with members of Czech/Slovak communities for friendly conversation.

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Polish Film Festival: The Silence

Thursday November 11, 2010
9:30p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

“Silence” is based on a true story about a group of high school students who set off to climb Rysy, Poland’s highest mountain on January 28, 2003. Silently and without warning, an avalanche cascades down the peak, killing eight of the students immediately. The victim’s parents ponder an important question: where is the line between protecting one’s children and destroying their youthful dreams and passions by being overly protective? Made for the “True Stories” series.

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Polish Film Festival: Roman Polanski: Shorts with Live Music by SzaZa

Thursday November 11, 2010
7:30
321 Mercer Street at 3rd Avenue, McCaw Hall, in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at Seattle Center

SIFF and the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, in association with Unsound

SIFF

$12, or $10 SIFF Members

Between 1958 and 1962, the acclaimed director and Academy Award® winner, Roman Polanski made a series of short films, most at the renowned Polish Lodz Film School-from playful film making exercises: Murder and Teeth Smile (1957), through the metaphorical Break Up the Dance (1957) and Mammals (1962) to his award winning graduation film, Two Men and the Wardrobe (San Francisco International Film Festival, Brussels EXPO 1958). These films reveal Polanski’s surreal and dark style, his masterful storytelling ability, and the restless search for the truth about human nature, however crooked and evil it would turn out to be. The grotesque and often disturbing world of his short films, and his meticulous, clean direction are traits that would be later developed in
such cinematic masterpieces as Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, and The Pianist.

In the late 50’s and early 60’s jazz had become a fascination of many Polish filmmakers. It remained an essential element of Polanski’s cinema for many years. We are pleased to present the short films with the live accompaniment by SzaZa, paying tribute to the Polish jazz pioneer Krzysztof Komeda, Polanski’s long time collaborator both in Europe and Hollywood. SzaZa’s (Pawel Szamburski / Patryk Zakrocki duo) music is a unique blending of seemingly opposite extremes-of noise and silence, pop and contemporary chamber, beauty and ugliness, of sophisticated wisdom and pure, naive thoughtlessness. Using clarinets, violin, analogue loopstations, subtle effects and interaction with the audience, the musicians seek to collapse those oppositions, attempting to free both the stage and the audience from the bonds of rules and cultural expectations.

Patryk Zakrocki and Pawel Szamburski are multi-instrumentalists, improvisers and promoters of culture who have been active on the Warsaw improvised music and independent art scene since 1999. Szamburski and Zakrocki create music for theatre, film, silent movies, and contemporary dance. They are members of the Warsaw-based independent music label Lado ABC and the Lado cultural association, whose activity over the last ten years has contributed a great deal to the dynamic development of new music in Poland.

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Central Asian Turkic Languages and Culture Circle

Friday November 12, 2010
2:00-4:00p
Denny 123

Association of Central Asian Students

Ilse Cirtautas

The Circle will introduce you to Uzbek, Kazakh and Kyrgyz culture and languages. Native speakers will be present, providing an opportunity to practice or to start to learn these languages. We will also show Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Uzbek movies and have small exhibitions of Central Asian artifacts and art.

The meetings are free to students and the public!

Please join us to promote Central Asian Turkic Culture!

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Polish Film Festival: The Lullaby

Friday November 12, 2010
7:30p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

When residents and visitors of a picturesque village start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, two detectives try to solve the mystery. The plot thickens as the investigation unwinds and leads nowhere. Meanwhile, innocent victims keep disappearing. The answer to this dark mystery is gradually revealed in this action-packed story full of interesting plot twists and psychological surprises.

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Polish Film Festival: A Little Rose

Friday November 12, 2010
9:15p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

A well-known writer (Andrzej Seweryn) has an affair with a beautiful and much younger woman (Magdalena Boczarska). In spite of popular indignation caused by the differences in age, material wealth and social status, he marries this attractive “girl from nowhere”. Blinded by his emotions, he does not suspect that their relationship may not be a coincidence. What he does not know is that this woman has secretly been seeing another man (Robert Wieckiewicz), with whom she shares not only a great passion, but also a dangerous liason. Engaged in an immoral liaison with a secret agent, she gives him information that is meant to discredit her husband. An erotic fascination with her lover gradually transforms into deeper feelings, although the young woman is aware that she is nothing but an accessory in an organized plot of the secret service. A story inspired by true events and set in the tumultuous 1960s, this is the tale of a dangerous emotional game between an acclaimed writer, h!
is beautiful young wife, and her conspiring lover.

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Benefit Balkan Dance for NW Folklife

Friday November 12, 2010
8:00pm
The Russian Center On Capitol Hill: 704 19th Ave E. Seattle, WA 98112

Steve Bard (danceinfo@seattlebalkandancers.org)

For the second year in a row, Seattle Balkan Dancers is having a benefit for the Northwest Folklife Festival (Friday, November 12, 8:00pm @ the Russian Center). We have a great set of events and activities set for the benefit – almost too many to fit into one evening: Druzhba; Orkestar RTW; Stanley, Christos & Kip; dance performance by Radost Folk Ensemble; and a Balkan sing-along.

For more information click here.

Last year we made $2,500 clear for Folklife. We hope to do at least as well
this year, and again 100 % of the proceeds will go to Folklife.

More on Seattle Balkan Dancers http://www.seattlebalkandancers.org

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Polish Film Festival: A Woman Who Desired a Man

Saturday November 13, 2010
7:30
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

A young Dutch woman, a well-known artist and fashion photographer, is still living out of her suitcase between successive sessions around the world, accidentally meets a Parisian man who awakens in her a very strong passion. The intensity of the romance makes her call into question her lifestyle and past.

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Polish Film Festival: Never Say Never

Saturday November 13, 2010
9:30p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

Thirty-year-old Ama is a professional headhunter who leads an exhilarating life. She is a single woman who travels the world and regularly meets new and interesting people. But while her corporate job has made her into a fierce and successful professional she feels as though something is missing…a baby. These feelings are reaffirmed when she engages in some unprofessional behavior by going on a date with a handsome man named Mark, who she initially intended to set up with one of her Silicone Valley clients.

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Polish Film Festival: Copernicus Star

Sunday November 14, 2010
1:00p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

Nicolaus Copernicus, the son of a merchant from Torun, was a curious and bright 10-year-old boy when Dutch astrologer Paul van de Volder encouraged him to pursue his interest in stars. Van de Volder, who was considered a charlatan astrologer, appeared in Copernicus’ life later on while Copernicus was studying at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. A fight for Copernicus’ soul emerges between university employees and Van de Volder, and as a result Copernicus begins questioning what he has learned, which ultimately leads to brilliant revelations and changes the world forever. This animated story about Copernicus’ life also provides an interesting commentary on the academic atmosphere of the time.

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Polish Film Festival: A Simple Love Story

Sunday November 14, 2010
2:35p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

While traveling to the city of Hel on a train, two writers tell the story of a woman and a man. This story is told through the eyes of two spectators trying to create a movie script, focused on a simple story about love. The main characters are a woman (Martha) and man (Alex) and the story begins with a chance meeting on the first day of their respective vacations, from Lodz Kaliska to Hel. While Alex and Martha notice each other almost immediately, their initial conversation has little substance as they skip from topic to topic; in fact it seems almost trivial and painfully ordinary. However, over time, their interaction turns into something more. The budding intimacy of their meeting is suddenly interrupted by the director’s (Patrick’s) outspoken narrative. And so unveils the beginning of a movie the writers have been creating since boarding the train.

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Polish Film Festival: War of Love

Sunday November 14, 2010
4:30p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

This film brings the early 19th century comedic play by Aleksander Fredro (which is still popular in Polish theatres) to the big screen. Radost and Mrs. Dobrojska are planning to arrange a marriage between Gustav – Radost’s nephew – and Mrs. Dobrojska’s daughter, Aniela. Their aim is clearly materialistic, but Radost also wishes for Gustav (a party boy) to settle down, while Mrs. Dobrojska desperately wants her daughter to marry a decent man. The problem is that Gustav is not very eager to get married, and Aniela is heavily influenced by her cousin, Klara, a fierce opponent of men, who constantly mocks her suitor, the infatuated Albin, who is also Mrs. Dobrojka’s neighbor. Soon a revelation surfaces about the pact the girls made to never get married. They do not trust men; do not want to be their marionettes, nor the subject of any transaction. Excited by the challenge, Gustav decides to prove that no girl can resist him and begins his cunning plotting to break the pact.

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Polish Film Festival: After.Life

Sunday November 14, 2010
6:30p
SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

After a horrific car accident, Anna (Christina Ricci) wakes up to find the local funeral director Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson) preparing her body for her funeral. Confused, terrified, and feeling still very much alive, Anna does not believe she is dead, despite the funeral director’s reassurances that she is in transition to the afterlife. Eliot convinces her he has the ability to communicate with the dead and is the only one who can help her. Trapped inside the funeral home, with nobody to turn to except Eliot, Anna is forced to face her deepest fears and accept her own death. But Anna’s grief-stricken boyfriend Justin (Paul Coleman) still cannot shake the nagging suspicion that Eliot is not who he appears to be. As the funeral nears, Paul gets closer to unlocking the disturbing truth, but could it be too late? Anna may have already begun to cross over the other side. With an unrelenting edge of menace, this film is a stylish psychological thriller which provocatively questio!
ns the line between life and death.

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Polish Film Festival: All That I Love

Sunday November 14, 2010
9:00p

SIFF

Polish Filmmakers Association

Spring of 1981. A wave of strikes sweeps through Poland. Communist authorities are trying to find ways to destroy Solidarity. Four 18-year-old kids in a seaside town form a punk rock band. Their leader Janek is the son of a prominent navy officer. The boys have more in common than just their passion for music. They also share a fascination with the mature beauty of Janek’s neighbour and wife of a communist politician Sokołowski, and a crush on their classmate Basia, daughter of a Solidarity activist. On December 13, 1981 martial law is imposed in Poland and politics takes over the boys’ previously carefree lives. Sokołowski is appointed military commissar with omnipotent authority over the whole town…

Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Center
Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington,
Box 353650, Seattle, WA  98195-3650
Phone: 206-543-4852  FAX: 685-0668
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Certificate of Inernational Studies in Business Info Session

Undergraduate students:

Are you interested in international studies and business?  Foreign language?  Study abroad?   Attend an upcoming Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) Program information session to learn how to put those interests to use and get a competitive advantage in the job market.

CISB is an award-winning, nationally-ranked program for undergraduate Foster School business students who want to become global business leaders. CISB gives business students the academic and real-world preparation they need for a global business career through immersion in a foreign culture, study/work abroad, practical experience, language study and leadership skill development.

Attend an information session on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 3:30 p.m., Paccar 297.

Web:  http://foster.washington.edu/academics/cisb/
Email:  cisb@u.washington.edu.

Best regards,

Deanna Fryhle

Deanna Fryhle
Program Adviser
Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB)
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
T:  206.543-5985/ F:  206.616-8225
E:  cisb@u.washington.edu
137 Mackenzie Hall
Box 353200
Seattle, WA  98195-3200
foster.washington.edu

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Statement of Purpose Workshop

The Department of English will host an annual statement of purpose writing workshop on Thursday, November 4, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Thomson 134.  The workshop will include a presentation on guidelines for writing effective application essays, and then we’ll critique some actual statements that were submitted as parts of successful applications to graduate programs.  If you are a Humanities student applying to graduate or professional school for next fall, this workshop is a “must.”  Special emphasis will be given to graduate programs in literature and creative writing, but the general principles of writing an effective statement hold true across the board.  Students applying to programs in law, education, library science and more are welcome too!


Mel Wensel
Director of Academic Services
Department of English
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206)543-2634

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SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!:::FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010:::THE MIX

Friday, November 12
Slavic Soul Party!

The Mix
6006 12th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 206-767-0280

Fiery Balkan brass, hip-grinding American grooves, and ecstatic anthems both new and old: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City ? melding Gypsy, East European, Mexican, and Asian immigrant backgrounds with American jazz and soul ? and ?developed a reputation for delivering a great time.? (NY Times)

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