The first of three local presentations focusing on diversity will be held this weekend in Cranberry Township.
The Cranberry Area Diversity Network will screen a movie at 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Cranberry Library’s Franklin Station room as part of their Matinee, Mumble, and Munch series.
First in the series is “Life Is Beautiful” – a 1997 Italian comedy-drama starring and directed by Roberto Benigni –a Jewish Italian bookshop owner employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. The movie is rated PG-13. Facilitator Amy Richart will lead a discussion following the movie.
Second in the series, on Sat., February 9, is the 2017 film “The Breadwinner”. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Working alongside a friend, she soon discovers a new world of freedom and danger. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family. The movie is rated: PG-13. Following the movie, there will be a facilitated discussion.
Both the movies and popcorn will be free of charge and both begin at 12 noon. However, due to limited seating and planning for refreshments, advance registration is required online at CranberryLibrary.org/CADN. The March movie title and date will be announced soon at the January 12 event.
The Cranberry Area Diversity Network, with support from Cranberry Township, is focused on creating programs designed to welcome visitors and new residents from different cultures into the Township.