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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Congregation Beth Israel to show Jewish films

All Saints' Episcopal, 928 Main St., West Newbury: Church member Meghan Harford leads a seminar on parenting teens, Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. She will focus on what it means to raise children to know Christ. Harford is a licensed child and family counselor. A panel discussion follows with grandparents who speak from the experience and wisdom of having seen their own children grow into adulthood. Chabad Lubavitch of Merrimack Valley, 310 N. Main St., Andover: Rabbi Yossi Lipsker leads a 12-week series on the book of Genesis, beginning Nov. 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.Read this article in full with a Plus Edition account.Click here to learn more .

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Emerging global market for Indian films

The former president of Film and Television Producers Guild, Amit Khanna, seconded the claim, saying there is an emerging global market for Indian films. Citing a multiplex in Paris that recently played Omkara, Water and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, he said it was early days yet for Indian films abroad though there was a demand for all kind of Indian cinema, mainstream, regional as well as alternative cinema. Positive signals "It is too early to say how the market will react. But the signals are positive. We have even started dubbing Indian films in Latin American languages. We are looking at China too where for a long time there has been a thriving market of pirated DVDs of Indian films." Bobby Bedi, Chairman, CII Entertainment Committee, promised "focussed, segmented marketing" not done till now.

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Canadian films head to India

Toronto, Nov. 25 (PTI): Three Canadian films will be screened in various cities of India in a bid to highlight Canadian culture in the country. Sarah Polley's 'Away from Her' will be screened in Mumbai this January to highlight Canadian culture during an Ontario Trade Mission to India. The film, based on Alice Munro's short story, The Bear Came Over the Mountain, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Polley's debut film as director is about an elderly couple played by Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie, dealing with Alzheimers. The U.K. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is leading a trade mission to India Jan. 14 to 21, with stops in Punjab, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Two other Canadian films are also appearing on the festival circuit in India. Familia, a film about family ties by Quebec's Louise Archambault, will screen as part of the Chennai International Film Festival Dec 15-22.

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