Foreign Film & Discussion Series

May 15, 2012

Of Gods and Men  (Des Hommes et des Dieux)

Please join former Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria on Sunday, May 20th at 2:00 pm to watch and discuss this award-winning film from France. In French w/English subtitles, rated PG-13, 2010. Registration not required, but seating is limited.

If you are unable to attend the viewing, you may check the DVD out from the library. (If you are not a member of the Burlington County Library System, check with your own library to see if they carry it or can get it for you.)

Synopsis: Nominated for 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and awarded Grand Prix honors at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, this compelling historical drama relates the ordeal of seven French Trappist monks in the mountains of Algeria who are taken captive by Islamic fundamentalists. Before the monks’ abduction, they have ample reason to believe they may be in danger, but their assumption that there can and must be common ground between Islam and Christianity leads them to remain at the monastery.