Saturday, October 3, 2009

October History Film: "Mongol"

We had over seventy students and community member attend our history film last month! Make the next event even bigger and better.

October's film is Mongol. The movie is an epic story of a young Genghis Khan and how events in his early life lead him to become a legendary conqueror. The 9-year-old Temüjin is taken on a trip by his father to select a girl as his future wife. He meets Börte, who says she would like to be chosen, which he does. He promises to return after five years to marry her. Temüjin's father is poisoned on the trip, and dies. As a boy Temüjin passes through starvation, humiliations and even slavery, but later with the help of Börte he overcomes all of his childhood hardships to become one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known. Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Film. Rated R for violence.

Where: Room 137 Hawthorn
When: Thursday October 22 at 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Extra Credit and popcorn available to students. Public invited!

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