Film Schedule

Changing Lives in a Changing Environment: The Rocket

February 14, 2014, 7pm

The Rocket


Director: Kim Mordaunt (Australia, Lao, 96m, 2013) Official submission of Australia to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category

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Man-made changes to the environment prove devastating for a traditional agrarian Laotian family, forced to relocate due to the building of a new dam. Their son, a second born twin, is considered to be the source of their bad luck. Circumstances seem to confirm this, until he tries to prove himself by entering a dangerous competition.

Presented by Dr. Nathan Andersen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of International Cinema at Eckerd College, Co-director of the Environmental Film Festival.

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