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Morgen (Morgen): Film Screening, Q&A
October 27, 2013 / 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
525 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Morgen, 2010, Marian Crisan, English Subtitles, 100 min
Q&A with Ramona Uritescu-Lombard
Nelu, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at a supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross, by any means possible, to Hungary and then further to Western Europe. One morning, Nelu will fish something different out of the river: a Turkish man trying to cross the border. Not able to communicate verbally, the two men will somehow understand each other. Nelu takes the stranger to the farmhouse, gives him some dry clothes, food and shelter. He doesn’t really know how to help this stranger. The Turkish man gives Nelu all the money he has on him so he will help him cross the border. Eventually, Nelu takes the money and promises he will help him cross the border tomorrow, “Morgen.”