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WSIU, SIU to Host Film & Reading Program for Children

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Contact: Beth Spezia, WSIU Educational Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595, beth.spezia@wsiu.org

WSIU, SIU To Host Summer Film & Reading Program at Southern Illinois Libraries

Free Screenings Will Feature Top International Children’s Films

Carbondale, Ill. – The SIU College of Mass Communication and Media Arts and WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University, have partnered to present a summer film and reading program to area children at southern Illinois libraries featuring award-winning Prix Jeunesse International children’s television programs.

The films correspond to the Illinois libraries’ summer reading program theme, “Have Book, Will Travel.” All film screenings are free and open to the public.

The project advisor is Dr. Dafna Lemish, the Interim Dean of the SIU College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, who is an internationally known scholar on children and media. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and interact with individuals from countries represented in the films, courtesy of the SIU Center for International Education. Special book titles representing the countries featured in the films also will be available.

For more information about the project, contact Beth Spezia at (618) 453-5595, beth.spezia@wsiu.org.

The screening schedule is as follows and is also available online at http://mcma.siu.edu.

Local Summer Film Screening Schedule

June 27, 1:30-3pm

C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library, Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Films for children ages 7-11+

Chick Chick, Kenya Television Network, Nairobi; The Story of a Letter, China Central Television, China

July 2, 10-11am

West Frankfort Public Library, West Frankfort, Ill.

Film for children ages 6 and younger

Stella and Sam, Radical Sheep Productions, Canada

July 5, 1-3pm

Eldorado Memorial Public Library, Eldorado, Ill.

Films for children ages 6 and older

Once I Dreamt, Once TV, Mexico; Grubz Up!, Radio Telefis Eireann, Ireland;  Raththi (The Cow), Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Sri Lanka

July 10, 5:30-6:30pm

Metropolis Public Library, Metropolis, Ill.

Films for children ages 7-11+

Once I Dreamt, Once TV, Mexico; My Dream Bike, TRT Istanbul, Turkey

July 11, 10-11am

C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library, Mt. Vernon, Ill.

Films for children ages 8 and younger

Stella and Sam, Radical Sheep Productions, Canada; Neighbors, NHK, Japan

July 11, 2-3pm

West Frankfort Public Library, West Frankfort, Ill.

Films for children ages 7-11+

My Dream Bike, TRT Istanbul, Turkey; The Story of a Letter, China Central Television, China

July 12, 1-2:30pm

Marion Carnegie Library, Marion, Ill.

Films for children 11+

Chick, Chick, Kenya; The Border, First National Channel KTR, Kyrgizia; Picture This, South African Broadcasting Corporation, South Africa

July 17, 10:30-11:30am

Sallie Logan Public Library, Murphysboro, Ill.

Films for children ages 6 and younger

Neighbors, NHK, Japan; Ponds of Mirror, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Iran

July 17, 6-8pm

Herrin City Library, Herrin, Ill.

Films for children ages 7-11+

The Border, First National Channel KTR, Kyrgizia; Hero, Mongolian National Public Television, Mongolia; Genji, KRO Youth, Netherlands

July 18, 10am-12pm

Herrin City Library

Films for children ages 6 and younger

Stella and Sam, Radical Sheep Productions, Canada; 3rd and Bird, Little Airplane Productions, USA; What’s Your News, TT Animation, United Kingdom

July 24, 1-2pm

Du Quoin Public Library, Du Quoin, Ill.

Films for children ages 6 and younger

Grubz Up!, Radio Telefis Eireann, Ireland; 3rd and Bird, Little Airplane Productions, USA

July 24, 2-3pm

Du Quoin Public Library, Du Quoin, Ill.

Films for children ages 7-11+

Picture This, South African Broadcasting Corporation, South Africa; Encyclopedia, Okna Productions, Brazil

July 27, 10am-12pm

Benton Public Library, Benton, Ill.

Films for children ages 6 and younger

Neighbors, NHK, Japan; Waffle Heart, NRK, Norway

Films for children ages 7-11+

Chick Chick, Kenya Television Network, Nairobi; Hero, Mongolian National Public Television, Mongolia

August 7, 12:30-2pm

Bryan-Bennett Library, Salem, Ill.

Films for children ages 11+

Picture This, South African Broadcasting Corporation, South Africa; The Story of a Letter, China Central Television, China; My Dream Bike, TRT Istanbul, Turkey

About WSIU Public Broadcasting

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at wsiu.org and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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