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Posted by Kathryn Beaule at 11:56PM

Blog posting by Katie Beaule, Communication Management and Design '16, FLEFF Blogger, Windsor, CT


Let the countdown begin. As the days dwindle down and FLEFF week approaches, people begin mapping out their personal agendas for the festival.


With so many exciting films, projects, and events packed into one schedule, this can become a conflicting undertaking.


Thus, to help jump-start the planning process, here are some events that would be great additions to anyone's checklist:


1.Urban Habitats and Funerals for Homes: Monday, April 6th from 4:00-5:15 in Friends 205

This workshop, led by Patrick Grossi, takes a deeper look at a participatory project based in the city of Philadelphia. Funeral for a Home reflects on Philadelphia’s aging housing stock through events that contain public memory and civic dialogue. Patrick Grossi will discuss the impact of his project as well as the inspiration behind it.


           2. Carmen’s Habitats: Tuesday, April 7th at 8:15 pm in the Hockett Recital Hall

Taking a different look at this year’s theme, this concert will surely shock your senses. Full of talented musicians, professional dancers, and multimedia images, this event will expand the definition of Habitats through dynamic and energetic performances.


3.Sorayya Khan, City of Spies: Wednesday, April 8th at 8 pm in the Handwerker Gallery

Author Sorayya Khan has granted FLEFF the wonderful opportunity to facilitate her international book launch of City of Spies. As the author of two two previous novels, Noor and Five Queen’s Road, Sorayya has successfully gained traction in the literary world and will be hosting a reading of her newest novel during FLEFF week.


4.I’m Still Here: Dairies of Real Young People During the Holocaust: Thursday, April 9th from 4:00-5:15 in Hill G24

Produced by alum Lauren Lazin, this film combines archival footage, personal photos, and excerpts from diaries to retell the stories of young people who witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust. It was nominated for two 2006 EMMY Awards, and was named Best Documentary by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.


5.FLEFF Lab Friday: Friday, April 10th all day in the Clark Lounge of Campus Center

Bursting with stimulating dialogue, this event is not to be missed. Great conversations will spin into action as moderators probe the minds of our festival guests, including authors, new media artists, and film distributors. FLEFF Lab encourages all attendees to contribute to the discussion by asking their own questions and providing feedback.


Extending beyond just films, this list highlights the broad stroke of events that FLEFF strategically places into its program. The festival always aims to push boundaries and it urges people to step out of their comfort zones and into new and exciting perspectives.


So begin planning your own FLEFF adventure today! Challenge your preconceived ideas and experience the wide range of art that the festival provides.  You’ll be surprised by the insights you gain!

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