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September 4, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

MEDIA ADVISORY: UT Tyler Muntz Library to Present September Project Event

As part of activities for the International September Project, The University of Texas at Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library will present a screening of the film, Persepolis, Jeanne Pyle, Muntz Library director, announced.

The public screening begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 in the Muntz Library, room 401.

Based on the popular autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, the film tells the story of a young girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

Before the screening, Dr. Kazem Mahdavi, UT Tyler professor of computer science, will discuss the time period and provide some historical context of the time in Iran. Dr. Paul D. Streufert, UT Tyler associate professor of English, will discuss the genre of graphic novels and how Persepolis exemplifies the genre and its literary qualities. A question and answer session will follow.

The September Project is a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom and democracy in all libraries in all countries during September. The September Project began four years ago to focus on Sept. 11, but has evolved to include events focusing on issues of freedom and democracy.

For more information, contact Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.

 

 
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