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LOWELL - The University of Massachusetts Lowell Committee on Industrial Theory and Assessment (CITA) will present a documentary film series, "Patterns of Community Development," every Thursday in April at the Events Center in the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 200 John St.
Co-sponsored by the Lowell Poetry Network and the NEO, the documentaries will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the entire series, visit www.uml.edu/com/CITA.
Kicking off the series on April 7, the 28-minute film Uprooted tells the tale of three immigrants who came to the United States, leaving their homes in Bolivia, Haiti and the Philippines after global economic powers devastated their countries.
Audiences who attend the opening also will be able to hear local poets read their work before the film as part of the New England Poetry Conference (NEO), which is taking place at UML that weekend.
The series continues with Monkey Dance on April 14, The Value of Life: AIDS in Africa Revisited followed by a traditional African musical performance on April 21, and Is Wal-Mart Good for America? on April 28.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, a comprehensive university with special expertise in applied science and technology, is committed to educating students for lifelong success and conducting research and outreach activities that sustain the economic, environmental, and social health of the region. UML offers its 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students more than 80 degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management, and the School of Health and Environment and the Graduate School of Education. Visit the website at www.uml.edu.