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Human Rights Film Series Presents Persepolis

Duquesne University presents a free screening of Persepolis as part of its second annual Human Rights Film Series, Abundance and Abuse.

Persepolis is an animated, coming-of-age story about a young Persian girl who grows up during the Iranian Revolution, then flees her home country for Europe to escape the theocratic tyranny. In her journey, she struggles with depression, a love affair, her ethnic heritage and the temptations of the West, from rock ‘n’ roll to designer clothes, in an attempt to find her identity and a place in the world.

The screening of Persepolis will begin with an introduction by Nusrath Ainapore of Duquesne University's Office of International Programs.

Organized by Duquesne’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Abundance and Abuse film series features a lineup of award-winning films that address vital issues, from the ethics of global business to the destruction of the environment.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m.

Where: Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave

Information: The series is free and open to the public, and runs through Wednesday, Feb. 25. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/humanrights or call 412.396.6415.

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