CineCulture’s screening of ‘Dede’ tackles modern arranged marriages

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CineCulture’s screening of ‘Dede’ tackles modern arranged marriages

CineCulture will present the film “Dede” at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. “Dede,” by Georgian director Mariam Bakacho Khatchvani, is based on true events that took place during the Georgian Civil War (1988-1993). The film is set in the mountainous region of Svanetia in northwest Georgia where the Svans, a people far removed from the modern world, still live in a society deeply steeped in tradition. In Georgian with English subtitles. Maya Kriheli, a forced arranged marriage survivor and women’s support group leader, will lead a discussion following the screening.

The free screening will be held in the Peters Education Center Auditorium, west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State students, faculty and staff and the community.