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World Movie: Foreign Letters (USA)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Petty Auditorium

Set in the early 1980s, Ellie, a 12-year-old immigrant from Israel, is lonely, homesick, and just learning to speak English. Things start to get better when she meets Thuy, a girl in her class, who is a Vietnamese refugee. The two become friends, teaching each other about life in America and slowly building trust. Eventually the girls become inseparable. However, their friendship is tested when they end up betraying and hurting one another. To make things right, Ellie decides to give up her most prized possession. This story is based on the filmmaker's own experience.
Released 2012 - 99 minutes - Not rated - In English with some Hebrew and Vietnamese