Media Advisory for Wed, Aug 7

Aug 5, 2013

Media Advisory - For Wed, Aug 7, 12:30-2pm

Photo still from the children's film "My Dream Bike."
Credit TRT, Istanbul, Turkey

Contact: Beth Spezia, WSIU Educational Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595,

WSIU, SIU Summer Children's Film Series

Final Screening is Wed, Aug 7 at Bryan-Bennett Library in Salem

Carbondale, Ill. -- Reporters, photographers, and camera crews are invited to cover free screenings of award-winning Prix Jeunesse International children's films at regional libraries this summer. The films are being shown as part of the summer library reading program, “Have Book, Will Travel”. The SIU College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, WSIU Public Broadcasting, the SIU Global Media Research Center, and the SIU Center for International Education are presenting the films in conjunction with regional libraries.

The final screening of this Summer Film Series will take place this Wednesday, August 7 at the Bryan-Bennett Public Library in Salem, Ill.

Films to be featured are aimed at children 11+, but younger children are welcome. Films will include Picture This from the South African Broadcasting Corporation; The Story of a Letter from China Central Television; and My Dream Bike from TRT, Istanbul, Turkey.

SIU Carbondale graduate student Iclal “Alev” Degim of Turkey will meet and interact with children and parents at the screening, courtesy of the SIU Center for International Education. Special book titles representing countries featured in the films also will be available to families.

The complete “Have Book, Will Travel” schedule, with locations, dates, times, and films to be featured, is available online at

For additional details, contact Beth Spezia, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, at (618) 453-5595,

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