CineCulture lecture today on 9/11 film ‘In Our Son’s Name’

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CineCulture lecture today on 9/11 film ‘In Our Son’s Name’

Fresno State’s CineCulture film series presents a lecture related to the film “In Our Son’s Name.” The event, “Finding Unity in Diversity, Strength in Understanding and Love Amid Loss,” is at 6:30 p.m. today (Sept. 15), at Unity of Fresno (315 W. Shields Ave.). The screening of “In Our Son’s Name” will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Peter’s Education Center Auditorium in the Student Recreation Center at Fresno State (west of Save Mart Center).  Director Gayla Jamison will lead a discussion after the film. “In Our Son’s Name” is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodríguez, whose son, Greg, dies with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions. The 64-minute film mixes in-depth interviews with on-location footage and striking archival photographs and video to create a deeply personal story about conventional concepts of justice and healing. The talk and film screening are co-sponsored by Fresno Center for Non-Violence, Peace Fresno, Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, Wesley United Methodist Social Justice Action Team and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free on weekends and after 4 p.m. on Fridays. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at mhusain@csufresno.edu or visit the CineCulture website. See original press release.