Chennisi and Hook became inspired to make the film when they traveled to Kazakhstan last summer to visit Hooks mother, who lives there. The women face obstacle after obstacle, often outliving their families and being left with little recourse, as theyre essentially ignored by the government. Hook and Chennisi believe their story is worth telling. They have lived through one of the most difficult, violent periods of history, and their resil-ience is inspirational, Chennisi says. When they speak of love, loss, faith and death, we can see the common threads that run between us, regardless of age or nationality. 7 p.m. Rice Cinema, 6100 Main. For information, call 713‑348-0000 or visit www.ricecinema.rice.edu. Free.
Tue., April 26, 7 p.m., 2011