The release of the movie version of The Kite Runner is being delayed until December 14 to allow time to mitigate safety issues for the child stars. (see for example recent
However, students at HSU or College of the Redwoods need not wait to see this wonderful screen adaptation. A “Special Pre-Release Screening” has been arranged for you! The Minor Theatre in Arcata will show the film on November 6 at 7 PM. Tickets will not be sold at the theatre for this event. You MUST OBTAIN YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE from:
- HSU Library Administration Office (L109, 826-3441)
- HSU English Department Office (FH 201, 826-3758)
- HSU Office of Student Affairs (NHE 216, 826-3361)
- CR Bookstore (476-4130)
You will need to show your student ID to obtain tickets, 2 tickets max.
HSU Student Life Director Rees Hughes and HSU President Rollin Richmond have arranged this unique opportunity so everyone give them a big thanks!
Published by admin on October 26th, 2007 tagged Events, Kite Runner, Related Viewing | 1 Comment »
A reception focused on The Kite Runner, the HSU/CR Book of the Year, will be held on Monday, October 15, 2007 from 5 to 6:30 PM in the HSU Library’s second floor Fishbowl Room (L209). HSU President Rollin Richmond will provide a brief reading from the text, and Prof. Susan Bennett’s classes will present and lead discussions. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Published by admin on October 2nd, 2007 tagged Events, Kite Runner | Comment now »
The film version of the novel is scheduled to open on November 2. Check out the trailer:
This morning NPR broadcast a story on heightened tensions in Afghanistan related to the movie’s forthcoming appearance. There are growing worries over the film’s depiction of ethnic tensions, the depiction of the Taliban, and on a personal level, distress in the families of the children who starred in the movie, allegedly unaware of the plot details since the novel was published in English.
Published by admin on September 21st, 2007 tagged Related Listening, Related Viewing | Comment now »
New to the HSU Library Collection and available for your viewing pleasure:
AFGHAN STORIES (VIDEO 6029)
The new generations of Afghan people who have lived in a continuous state of warfare for the past 24 years are the focus of this documentary by Afghan-American filmmaker, Taran Davies. Davies and producer Walied Osman traveled from Queens, N.Y. to the Afghanistan frontline during the U.S. invasion, chronicling the lives of ordinary people who have never seen peace, yet still have hopes and dreams for the future. DVD
KANDAHAR (VIDEO 6028)
Inspired by true events, this powerful film from Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf tells the story of an Afghan-born Canadian journalist’s return to Afghanistan in order to find her sister, who has lost both legs to a landmine and threatened to kill herself in three days. During her frantic search, she sees firsthand the destruction and injustice that her homeland and its people have endured at the hands of the Taliban government. The winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, this film is a breathtaking and moving portrayal of a country oppressed. “Kandahar has the immediacy and authenticity of a documentary and the poetry of a strong dramatic feature” (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle). In Farsi and English with English subtitles. DVD
Published by admin on August 9th, 2007 tagged Kite Runner, Related Viewing | 2 Comments »
The title was chosen last Spring, and the rationale is described in this announcement:
HSU and CR Announce Book of the Year
Published by admin on August 8th, 2007 tagged Kite Runner, Related Reading | Comment now »
Since Kite Runner appeared in 2003, National Public Radio has done a series of interviews and reports on the book and the author. Most recently, NPR rebroadcast its August, 2005 interview. If you missed this feature, you can listen online to this and several others at Khaled Hosseini, Spinning Tales of a Faraway Home.
Published by admin on August 7th, 2007 tagged Kite Runner, Related Listening | Comment now »
A glossary is a list of special or foreign language terms used in a book, together with their meanings. Since few Americans know many Farsi, Pashto or Dari words, reading the Kite Runner is easier if you can look up non-English terms as you encounter them.
You can take advantage of an online glossary developed to help readers of this book – there are several. A good one is from Niagara University: Glossary of Terms in the Kite Runner .
Published by admin on August 1st, 2007 tagged Kite Runner, Related Reading | Comment now »
The Fall English Studies Conference Uniting Educators (FESCUE), which is co-sponsored by the HSU English Department, the Redwood Writing Project, and the Redwood Chapter of the California Teachers of English, is offering a series of special sessions. Susan Bennett, HSU English Department chair, Susan Bennett, will lead one focusing on the Kite Runner as well as Afghani culture and history. The conference is scheduled for Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22 in Founders Hall on the HSU campus. Participants will register through HSU Extended Education or matriculated student registration. As specifics become available, You can check out http://www.humboldt.edu/~rwp/FESCUE.htm (the Redwood Writing Project website) for details on conference sessions.
Published by admin on July 24th, 2007 tagged Events, Kite Runner | Comment now »
VIDEO TITLES ON
Sonali Kolhatkar at HSU, April 15, 2006
(VIDEO 5986) 2006 DVD 102min
Lecture presented at
Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism
(VIDEO 5652) 2004 DVDS 146min
In twenty-three interviews, using a question and answer format, experts from academia, the media, government, and non-governmental organizations, place the causes leading to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in historical context. Issues surrounding the War on Terrorism are also discussed. Chapter 3: Women and the Afghan War (12min.)
The Oil Factor Behind the War on Terror
(VIDEO 5765) 2004 DVD 60min
Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohy assess the results of the
(VIDEO 4844) 2002 VHS 54min
Campaign Against Terror
(VIDEO 4811) 2002 VHS
“On the one-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Frontline tells the behind-the-scenes story of the
Jung (War) : In the Land of the Mujaheddin
(VIDEO 4851) 2001 VHS 84min
In 1999, a surgeon and a war correspondent join forces to found a hospital in
President Jimmy Carter
(VIDEO 1424) 1991 VHS 60min
President Carter discusses the presidency from the perspective of a
The Taliban Legacy
(VIDEO 4406) 2001 VHS 35min
A report on current conditions in
Bob Bovier, Working with Afghan Refugees in
(VIDEO 1910) 1991 VHS 28min
An HSU alumnus presents film footage of his work with the International Rescue Committee Rehabilitation Program involving irrigation, public health, innoculation programs, agriculture, and training for administrative management. Constraint factors such as civil war, refugees, tribal feuds, and environmental disaster are discussed.
(VIDEO 4531) 1975 VHS 60min
Published by admin on July 20th, 2007 tagged Kite Runner, Related Viewing | Comment now »
You can sample traditional Afghan music by listening to CDs in the HSU Library Collection. Look for
Music from Kabul (collection of folk music) – CD-4891
Memories of Heart: instrumental music of Afghanistan – CD-3782
in the second floor Audio & VideoCollection.