Media Contact:Ginny Greenberg
202 Hofstra Hall
Phone: More Info Call 516-463-5437
Send an E-mail
Date: Mar 18, 2011
"In The Footsteps of Marco Polo"
A Two Part Event on March 30 – 11:15 a.m. Meet the Filmmaker; 4:30 p.m. Faculty DiscussionHofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Roughly 700 years after Marco Polo made his famed voyage from Venice to China and back, Francis O’Donnell and Denis Belliveau followed his route and filmed their journey. Their Emmy-nominated documentary, In The Footsteps of Marco Polo, will be the subject of two events at Hofstra University on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the Mack Student Center, North Campus, in the Multipurpose Room East.
At 11:15 a.m. Mr. O’Donnell will present clips from the film and discuss his experiences on the journey.
At 4:30 p.m. there will be a faculty panel discussion and question/answer period. Hofstra professors include Alexander Naymark, associate professor Fine Arts, and Daniel Varisco, professor of anthropology.
For more information, contact Gregory Pell, associate professor of romance languages and literatures, at email@example.com or (516) 463-5437.
For information on the film, visit http://www.wliw.org/marcopolo/.
The film can be viewed for free in its entirety at: http://watch.thirteen.org/video/1328356374/
This event is sponsored by Hofstra University’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, the Asian Studies Program, and the Office of the Dean of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Related Link: More Information About "In The Footsteps of Marco Polo"