Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Calcasieu Cinema International Presents "The Human Resources Manager"

On Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. there will be a free screening of the 2010 Romanian film The Human Resources Manager in the Central School auditorium in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  This award winning film explores the value of a person and the nature of humanity itself.  

Calcasieu Cinema International a branch of the Council for International Concerns, will present the film in partnership with McNeese State University's Office of Diversity, Banners Cultural Series, Arts and Humanities Council of SWLA, and Common Ground/Culture Fest Louisiana. 

The Human Resources Manager is, according to director Eran Riklis, "a road movie" that is both physical and emotional.  The HR manager of the biggest bakery in Jerusalem is experiencing family problems and is in a rut in his career.  When a worker is killed by a suicide bomber, the manager goes on an odyssey to bring the body to rest.  Other characters join him along the way, and the tragedy takes on comedic overtones as the manager discovers the value of a human life.  

The audience is invited to join in a guided discussion afterward, which will examine the themes of humans as resources and of displaced people and cultural identity.  Free popcorn and drinks are provided.  For more information, email cbadeaux@mcneese.edu or jkprjs@gmail.com.