The Cry for Moral Leadership Amidst the Battle for God | 21st Annual Film Series

21st Annual Film Series

The Cry for Moral Leadership Amidst the Battle for God

Sundays, 2 PM
2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
A discussion session follows each film for those who wish to stay
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated
Director: Dr. Harbour Winn,
For More Information, Call (405) 208-5472


September 29, 2002, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Eric Valli’s Himalaya, Nepal (1999), 108 Min.

This story of a generational power struggle for leadership of a mountain village as the people make their annual salt delivery trek across the Himalayas will launch the series theme. A visually striking and spiritually captivating portrait of life in one of the world’s most extraordinary places, Himalaya captures the fast-disappearing traditions of Tibetan life. Making his directorial debut, Valli uses his experience as a National Geographic photographer and documentary filmmaker to reveal the forbidden Dolpo region of Nepal with his cast of mostly nonprofessionals.

October 13, 2002, Burg Auditorium, 2 PM

Danis Tanovic’s No Man’s Land, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001), 98 Min.

No Man’s Land, the 2002 Oscar winner for “Best Foreign Language Film,” looks at the tragic absurdities of war. Tanovic creates a provocative fable that takes a tough look at the Bosnian war with a no-nonsense brand of humor and drama.

October 27, 2002, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s Kandahar, Iran (2001), 81 Min.

An epic tale of hope and courage as one woman journeys into the heart of Afghanistan. The internationally acclaimed Iranian director tells the semi-fictionalized re-enactment of the film’s nonprofessional actress’ real-life journey to rescue her sister amidst the poverty, fanaticism and oppression of life under the Taliban.

November 10, 2002, Burg Auditorium, 2 PM

Volker Schlondorff’s The Legend of Rita, Germany (2000), 103 Min.

January 19, 2003, Burg Auditorium, 2 PM

Gianni Amelio’s The Way We Laughed, Italy (1998), 124 Min.

February 2, 2003, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Majid Majidi’s Baran, Iran (2001), 94 Min.

February 16, 2003, Burg Auditorium, 2 PM

Amos Gitai’s Kippur, Israel (2000), 124 Min.

March 2, 2003, Petree Auditorium, 2 PM

Zhang Yimou’s The Road Home, China (1999), 89 Min.


Robert Coles’ “Lives of Moral Leadership” will provide direction and reflection for this cross-cultural study of “The Cry for Leadership Amidst the Battle for God.” The book wil be available at the film showings and Full Circle Bookstore, 50 Penn Place.

Admission to the films is free. However, donations, which help sustain the Institute’s mission, are appreciated. Donations may be made to the Oklahoma City University Film Institute Endowment Fund, the Designated Endowment in the Community Foundation of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund or at the door upon arrival or departure of each film. Oklahoma City University and the Thatcher Hoffman Smith Endowment Fund for the Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film and Literature also support the Film Institute.

Celebrating nearly a century of scholarship and service, Oklahoma City University is a comprehensive, private United Methodist university with a liberal arts core curriculum. In a student-centered environment, men and women pursue academic excellence through rigorous curriculum that focuses on their intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical development to prepare them to become effective leaders in service to their communities.