Monday, February 18, 2008

UST to show soccer documentary Tuesday

For those of you in the Houston area with some time on your hands Tuesday afternoon, Mister3d found out about this great opportunity for you. The University of St. Thomas will be hosting a presentation of the documentary The History of Soccer: The Beautiful Game from 12:30-2 p.m. at the campus' Tiller Hall. The event is free and open to the public and looks like a great chance to indulge your soccer jones prior to the Pan-Pacific Championship's opening round Wednesday/Thursday.

If you don't want to follow the link, here's the quick rundown:

Center for International Studies Film and Documentary Series: History of Soccer, The Beautiful Game
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
History of Soccer The Center for International Studies and the International Studies Society present the Spring 2008 Film and Documentary Series.

"The History of Soccer: The Beautiful Game" will be shown at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Tiller Hall, Room 116. Some people believe soccer is a matter of life or death. Some believe it’s more important than that. For those in the latter camp, this documentary is a definitive celebration of the sport. What Ken Burns’ Baseball is to America’s national pastime, this historic collection is to “football.” Packed with such never-before-seen footage as the first images of soccer captured on film (in 1897), every single goal from every World Cup Final game as well as interviews with legends Pelé, Maradona and Zinedine Zidane.

The purpose of this media series is to share with UST students relevant and reliable information through the broadcasting of films and documentaries on a variety of topics from politics and economics to culture and the environment. Whether American or Foreign made, acknowledged by experts or unknown by the public, these films and documentaries will be selected by an advisory board integrated by CIS students and faculty based on the international relevance of the topic and the relative neutrality and objectivity of the actual product.
Cost Free and open to the public
Location Tiller Hall, Room 116
Address 4004 Yoakum
Contact Diana Garcia, 713-525-3530
Sponsored By Center for International Studies

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