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Join us to celebrate our sixth year of screening Asian documentary films in Pittsburgh! All films are open to the public and are free of charge.

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Vietnam Unreeled:
As the Call, So the Echo

Director Keir Moreano’s record of his father’s experience as a volunteer doctor in Vietnam in 2003 as a journey of a professional who has come to question the difference he makes in the lives of his patients in the U.S., and finds renewed passion in his calling spending several weeks conducting surgeries and training staff in a hard-pressed hospital in Hue. “The film observes Dr. Moreano as he performs operations, counsels patients, and laments the lack of basic diagnostic equipment, presenting a portrait not of a saint but of a temperamental man who has faced depression and is often bored by a specialty whose symptoms are — in the first world, at least — rarely life-threatening. In the deprivation of Vietnam, however, free of the safety blanket of the American medical establishment, Dr. Moreano rediscovers the rush of risk and with it a passion he has begun to question.” (New York Times) 

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with a local medical professional involved in medical volunteer work in Asia. (2005, in English and Vietnamese with English subtitles, 74 minutes)

Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Cambodia Unreeled: A River Changes Course

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize Documentary at Sundance, A River Changes Course tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as the modern world closes in around them. “Director Kalyanee Mam follows these families and their distinctive ways of life with her eyes wide open. What's so unusual about her approach is that she sees just as clearly as an artist, a journalist and a de facto anthropologist, enhanced by David Mendez's haunting music.” (Wall Street Journal) The film will be accompanied by a Cambodian food tasting and demonstration. (2013, in Khmer with English subtitles, 83 minutes)

About the Series

  • Open to the public.
  • Location: Winchester Thurston School, 555 Morewood Avenue, Shadyside. Screenings will be held in the HildaWillisRoom, Upper School building. Directions on Google Maps
  • Free parking is available in Winchester Thurston’s driveways and parking lots or on the surrounding streets.

Inclement weather cancellation notices will be posted on the Winchester Thurston School Hotline at 412-578-7534.

Questions? Please contact Karen Gaul at gaulk@winchesterthurston.org.

Contact Us

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555 Morewood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
P: 412-578-7500
F: 412-578-7504

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Allison Park, PA 15101
P: 412-486-8341
F: 412-486-8378

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