London River: Examining Terrorism, Family and Shared Hope

Indy Staff Dec 6, 2011

Our friends at Cinema Libre bring you a story of race, culture, terrorism and overcoming. London River debuts on Dec. 7th at the Cinema Village Theater.

Set against the backdrop of the July 7th terrorist attacks in 2005, London River follows Elizabeth from a small farming community as she travels to London in the immediate aftermath of the bombings after failing to hear from her daughter. Elizabeth is disturbed by the confusion of the metropolis and above all, by the predominantly Muslim neighborhood where her daughter lived.

Her fear and prejudice escalate when she discovers her daughter was converting to Islam as she keeps crossing paths with Ousmane, a West African who has come from France to find his missing son. Although they come from very different backgrounds, Elizabeth and Ousmane share the same hope of finding their children alive. Putting aside their cultural differences, they give each other the strength to continue the search and maintain their faith in humanity.

The film will be playing at Cinema Village located at 22 East 12th Street. Showtime info can be found here. The 7:10 p.m. show on Dec. 7, opening night, will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Rachid Bouchareb.

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