Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Albright College to screen 'The World Stopped Watching'

As a part of the International Film Series and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Albright College will host the showing of "The World Stopped Watching" on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Klein Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

From a press release issued by the college:
Bill Gentile, an independent journalist who is featured in the film, will present a lecture following the film. This event is free and open to the public.

"The World Stopped Watching" is a 58-minute documentary which exhibits unprecedented behind the scenes images and interviews from Nicaragua, a country which lies in ruin from a devastated economy. The film unveils the starving families living off garbage dumps, survivors of murderous attacks, and a never before seen interview with former president Daniel Ortega. Despite the inhumane conditions, the film also documents the reconciliation taking place of a culture trying to rebuild itself.

Bill Gentile is currently teaching at American University in Washington, D.C. He is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker who covered the 1979 Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. His book of photographs titled Nicaragua won the Overseas Press Club Award for Excellence.

The Center for the Arts is located on the Albright College campus at 13th and Bern Streets, Reading, Pa. For more information or disabled assistance please call College Relations at 610-921-7256.

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