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FSU Presents "Le Grand Voyage," First Film of Spring in Tournees Festival

Frostburg State University's University Programming Council will present the French Film "Le Grand Voyage" on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Lane University Center's Atkinson Room, 201. The film is free and open to the public.

Part of the Tournees Film Festival, "Le Grand Voyage" follows the story of Reda, a young man who lives in the South of France, as he drives his aging father to Mecca for the traditional pilgrimage. From the start, the journey promises to be difficult, as Reda and his father are separated by culture, language and religion. As their journey progresses through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, their adventures and misadventures bring father and son closer, forcing mutual recognition and reconciliation. The unrated 2004 film challenges preconceived ideas about Islam.

The Tournees Film Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC) as well as funding from The Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

For more information, call the Lane University Center Information Desk at (301) 687-4411. 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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