In another installment of the continuing series of the Contemporary Documentary Series the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive will screen Oscar® nominee and 2003 Sundance short film honorable mention Asylum and IFP Spirit Award winner Lost Boys of Sudan on February 9th at 7:30 p.m., in the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Asylum, a 20-minute short film directed by Sandy McLeod, portrays a Ghanaian woman forced to flee to the US to avoid ritual female genital circumcision and an arranged marriage.

The feature-length Lost Boys of Sudan, directed by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, explores the trials of the day-to-day lives of two Sundaneese refugees during their first year in the United States.

The James Bridges Theater is located in Westwood, on the northeast corner of the UCLA campus, near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Hilgard Avenue . Parking is available for $7 in Lot 3, adjacent to the James Bridges Theater. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or (310) 206-FILM.

As reported earlier this month, there is another screening at the Bridges Theater in the same series. Click here for more information.

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