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Sewickley Academy, nonprofit pair for film series

| Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

For the fourth year in a row, Sewickley Academy has partnered with Silk Screen — a Pittsburgh nonprofit that celebrates Asian arts and culture through films, music, and dance — to present three films for the community.

‘Girl Rising'

2 p.m. Jan. 11, Rea Auditorium, 104 minutes

“Girl Rising” is a feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies.

The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls from around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors. Sewickley Academy's Girl Up club will host a fair and fundraiser reception immediately after the film, where visitors can learn more about the girls and countries highlighted in “Girl Rising.”

(Recommended for viewers in the sixth grade or older.)

‘Born into Brothels'

2 p.m. Jan. 25, Rea Auditorium, 143 minutes

“Born into Brothels” is the winner of an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, “Born into Brothels” is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red-light district of Calcutta.

Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer, gives each of the children a camera and teaches them to look at the world with new eyes.

The discussion after the film will be facilitated by Avijit Halder, a child featured in the film.

(Parental discretion advised.)

‘Every Day Is a Holiday'

2 p.m. Feb. 9, Rea Auditorium, 57 minutes

Chinese-American filmmaker Theresa Loong creates a portrait of her father, a man 50 years her senior.

“Every Day Is a Holiday” explores the bond of the father-daughter relationship and places themes of growing older, immigration and racism in the context of “living history.”

The filmmaker's father, Paul Loong, talks about his experiences as a prisoner of war in Japan and his subsequent quest to become an American. Through the film, viewers discover why, despite much suffering, every day is a holiday.

The Loongs will facilitate the discussion after the film.

(Recommended for viewers ages 10 and older.)

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