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FSU Africana Film Series Presents "Flame"

The final film in the spring 2002 Africana Film Series at Frostburg State University is "Flame," which will be shown Tuesday, May 14, in the Lane University Center's Atkinson Room (201). The series is sponsored by the FSU African American Studies Program.

"Flame" is a tribute to women fighters in the Zimbabwean liberation struggle of the 1960s and 1970s that culminated in the independence of Zimbabwe from white minority rule in 1980. The film is the story of two close friends, Florence, impulsive and brave, and Nyasha, scholarly and cautious, whose involvement in the war of liberation leads to very different outcomes. In 1975, while still teenagers, they join the Chimurenga, the Zimbabwean freedom struggle, at its camps in Mozambique; Florence assumes the war name, "Flame," while Nyasha chooses "Liberty." We watch as they grow into confident women, training as soldiers and learning about their political rights.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jean-Marie Makang, coordinator of African American Studies at (301) 687-3089.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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