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Things to do this Saturday

A French Street Fair on Broad!

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Saturday, Apr. 30: Afghanistan in Times of Peace: Painted Trucks
Location: Penn Museum, Rainey Auditorium, 3260 South Street
Time: 3 PM
Afghanistan has been in various states of war for centuries, and war has become a feature of material culture. This movie is about the beautiful truck-decorating tradition of Afghanistan, and was made by Judith and Stanley Hallett during peacetime in 1971-72, as they and their crew rode a truck from Kabul to Bamiyan. The viewer will also glimpse the famous Bamiyan Buddha sculptures as they looked before they were detonated by the Taliban. The filmmakers note that this film has become a cult favorite in the Afghan community, which has grown nostalgic for their country as it was during the best of times. The filmmakers will be present at the screening to answer questions about the film. The screening is FREE with MUSEUM ADMISSION. And it is FREE FOR MEMBERS and FULL-TIME STUDENTS WITH a PENN ID. Questions? Ask

Saturday, Apr. 30: Bollywood Movie & Popcorn – Well Done Abba
Location: Anatomy Chemistry Building, Room #255, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Time: 5 – 8 PM
Association for India’s Development’s Philadelphia chapter [AID-Philly] presents a free movie screening of Well Done Abba! Directed by the renowned Shyam Benegal, and including a stellar cast, this is a must-see movie! If you want to take a break from finals and papers, join AID-Philly members and others in the Penn community to relax over movie and popcorn. You do not need to RSVP or stay the entire time! Questions? Email <>

Categories: Events, Philadelphia

Refugee Awareness

March 22 & 25: Sansom Cares: Refugee Awareness Film Series      
Blue Room (across from Michael Murray Lounge), SPE basement

Since October 1, 1991, refugees from over thirty countries have resettled in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. True to its name, the City of Brotherly Love is home to numerous organizations that help refugees resettle and start a new life in the United States. If you are interested in learning about opportunities and ways to help those in need, join us for a presentation on refugee resettlement volunteer opportunities in Philadelphia! This will be followed by a screening of two different films on two separate days: Hotel Rwanda the first night (March 22 at 7 PM) and The Kite Runner on the second night (March 25 at 6 PM). Cost: FREE! Light refreshments will be served. Questions? Ask Adriana <>