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Historical drama ‘Aśoka the Great’ shown Nov. 19

BOONE—“Aśoka the Great,” the 2001 Indian historical drama, will be shown Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium at Appalachian State University. Admission is free. The showing is part of the university’s Global Film Series.

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Come experience the romance, fun and beauty that is Bollywood. “Ashoka” is an epic historic drama and love story, starring two of the biggest stars in India: Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

“With elements of both ‘Gandhi’ and ‘Braveheart,’ ‘Asoka the Great’ is a big, sprawling epic that looks every rupee it took to bring it to the screen,” wrote BBC critic Neil Smith.

Presented as part of International Education Week, this film is co-sponsored by the Office of International Education and Development, iPals, Belk Library and Information Commons and Multicultural Student Development.

For more information, contact Beth Cramer, crameree@appstate.edu or visit http://guides.library.appstate.edu/globalfilmseries.

The Global Film Series is a cooperative campus effort to provide a blend of cinema from around the world in various languages and representing a wide variety of cinematic genres. Based on input from student groups, faculty and staff, the series features current releases both educational and entertaining. In addition, the Global Film Series provides a platform for student groups and faculty to share their international experience, knowledge and extracurricular opportunities through a variety of associated activities.

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