The Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture (EMC) will host two film screenings prior to their television broadcast.
Craig Detweiler, director of the EMC, will host the premiere screening of unCommon Sounds, a documentary that he directed that explores the contribution of music and the arts in fostering sustainable peacebuilding among Muslims and Christians. The event will take place Sunday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. at Elkins Auditorium.
"We started this project in the wake of 9/11 and the need for bridge-building peace between Christian and Muslims has grown amidst conflicts in Syria, Pakistan, Kenya, and Nigeria," says Detweiler. "I'm thrilled to showcase these dynamic musicians and their inspiring music on the Pepperdine campus."
The one-hour film, which will screen prior to broadcast on NBC, features musicians and scholars from Lebanon, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States gathering together to create rousing songs of epeace and reconciliation.
The EMC will also host a screening of Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots, from executive producer Ron Howard, prior to its premiere on PBS. The film presents a heretofore hidden story of women serving in our armed forces. Special guests, including director Frank Martin and producer Richard Rosetti, will be present at the free screening Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at Elkins Auditorium.
"As Veteran's Day approaches, it is such an appropriate time to honor those who served us so valiantly," says Detweiler. "We're eager to preview these courageous stories before they premiere on television."
For more information, contact Kathryn Linehan, manager of the Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture.