This weekend sees the continuation of Ahimsa: Transcending Violence through Creative Action, a week at Colorado College addressing nonviolence, featuring the Common Ground Film Series. A joint venture of several CC academic departments, the college chaplain's office and the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, the event hosts guest speakers each day and features some very fine films.
Two States of Mind (Thursday, Feb. 27, 4 - 6:30 p.m.) is an Israeli-Palestinian co-production. Blacks and Jews (Friday, Feb. 28, 4 - 6:30 p.m.) is the first film on Friday, followed by Facing the Enemy (8:30 - 10 p.m.) a story of vengeance or forgiveness, introduced by guest speaker Steve Handen..
On Saturday, March 1, the film series will screen War and Peace (6 - 9:30 p.m.), an Indian production. The festival concludes on Sunday, March 2, with screenings of Exhibit 13 (1-1:15 p.m.), a short about the Blue Man Group, and Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero (1:15-4 p.m.) a PBS/Frontline production examining the spiritual issues surrounding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Vietnam veteran Paul Burke will introduce the final evening's films, The Sound of the Violin at My Lai (6 - 7 p.m.) and Kontum Diary (7 - 9 p.m.
All films will be shown in the Wes Room of the Worner Student Center at the corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Information packets including film details are available at the Worner Center front desk.
-- Kathryn Eastburn