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Mount screens award-winning film

October 06, 2011

Newburgh, NY -

Lisa GosselsMount Saint Mary College will screen the award-winning film, My So-Called Enemy, at 7 pm on October 12 in Aquinas Hall Theatre, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh.

Lisa Gossels (left), an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, will introduce her latest production and lead a question and answer session after the screening.

An in-depth conversation with Gossels will be held on October 13 at 4 pm in Curtin Memorial Library on campus.

My So-Called Enemy, which has won six prestigious filmmaking awards including the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival, 2011 CINE Golden Eagle, and the 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival, is a coming of age story about 22 Palestinian and Israeli girls who came to the U.S. in 2002 to participate in Building Bridges for Peace, a women’s leadership program.

The film follows six of the women over a seven-year period, poignantly depicting how the experience of knowing their “enemies” as human beings meets with the realities of their lives at home in the Middle East.

Lisa Gossels won an Emmy Award in 2001 for her feature documentary about the Holocaust, The Children of Chabannes, which was praised as “One of the most heartening Holocaust films ever made …” by the Los Angeles Times. Gossels is president of Good Egg Productions, Inc., a New York City-based film production company.

Light refreshments will be served. The events are co-sponsored by the arts and letters department, Curtin Memorial Library, and the Catholic and Dominican Institute at Mount Saint Mary College. For information, call Curtin Library at 845-569-3600.