Fall film series brings unique films to SDSU every week

Brent Hardie

Brent Hardie

The Fall 2007 Film Series is in full swing. Every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., the SDSU Film Society presents a film at the SDSU Art Museum. They are free to the public but are not the type of films one would normally see.

“Our goal as the SDSU Film Society is to bring films to campus that aren’t available here in Brookings,” Amy Peterson, president of the SDSU Film Society and a junior media production major, said.

This semester they will show eight documentaries and two fiction films. Most are foreign; in fact, only two were made in the United States. Stories vary from the AIDS epidemic in China, to the war in Iraq to young girls in India attempting to enter an ice hockey tournament where women are not allowed.

“Films can also introduce you to social issues and problems in the world,” Jeff Heinle, advisor to the SDSU Film Society and professor of communication studies and theatre, said.

The large variety of films from throughout the world was only possible because of this year’s funding.

“This year was our first year that we