WVU Parkersburg to feature two
Southeast Asia programs in October|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parkersburg, W.Va. 9/27/11 – Gain insight into Malaysian and Thai culture when West Virginia University at Parkersburg presents two programs as part of a special series titled “Focus on Southeast Asia.”
The schedule of events includes:
Both programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the college theatre, room 1305. Question and answer sessions will follow each presentation. The “Focus on Southeast Asia” series is co-hosted by WVU Parkersburg’s Office for Global Initiatives and the Humanities Speaker Series.
- “Understanding Malaysian Life Via Documentary and Feature Films,” Monday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. – Guests will view Patricia Gillespie’s short documentary, “Exploring Islam in Malaysia” (2010),
and then watch the award-winning Malaysian feature film “Sepet” (“Chinese Eye,” with English subtitles, 2004). For many years, Gillespie, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia,
taught video production at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii, taking students to various Asian and South Pacific countries where they filmed cultural documentaries.
- “Living and Working in Thailand,” Thursday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. – Brett Getter, who worked in Bangkok, Thailand in the gemstone marketing business for several years,
will share his experiences of living and working in this unique country. Getter is the electronic media technician in WVU Parkersburg’s Center for Teaching and Technology.
For more information, contact Dr. Nancy Nanney at 304-424-8361.
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