14th annual International Studies Film Series
"The Constant Gardener"
Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
Dauphin Humanities Center 051
Set in Kenya, the 2005 Academy Award®-winning
drama “The Constant Gardener” stars Ralph Fiennes and
Rachel Weisz. It was nominated for four
with Weisz winning for best supporting actress. It is based on a novel
by John Le Carré.
Fiennes plays Justin Quayle, a British diplomat whose wife,
Tessa (Weisz), a social justice activist, is murdered. Justin is determined
to find her killer, but soon runs up against a corporation that is using Kenyans
to test a tuberculosis drug with known harmful side effects, with no regard for
their subjects’ well-being.
film is the last in the SU International Studies Program’s 14th annual film
series. This year's theme is "Pot, Penicillin and the Pill: A Global View
Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 3-5 p.m.