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Saint Xavier University Hosts Annual Film Series

Series continues Feb. 15 with "Mississippi Masala"

Chicago (Jan. 19, 2006) -- Saint Xavier University will continue its 2005-2006 Film Series with a showing of Mira Nair's “Mississippi Masala” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall, located in the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103 rd St., Chicago. The film is free and open to the public.

The film begins in 1972 as the Indian community of Uganda fled their homes for generations as Idi Amin seized power. Settling in Mississippi, a lawyer and his family struggle with their loss of home and identity. His daughter falls in love with a black business entrepreneur, causing the community and family to separate. The community is forced to reevaluate their thoughts on race and class as the controversial relationship develops. A discussion featuring Saint Xavier faculty and community experts will follow the film.  

The series is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Art and Design, and the Illinois Arts Council. For more information, please contact Alison Fraunhar at fraunhar@sxu.edu or (773) 298-3083.  

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