The Heard Museum
in Phoenix, Arizona, screened Navajo Math Circles
on September 14 as part of the Scene and Heard Film Series
. Following the film, Arizona State University faculty lecturer Michael Little Crow (Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe-Cree) led a discussion on the connection between mathematical and cultural concepts of weaving textiles. Matthias Kawski, ASU mathematics professor, and Charmayne Seaton (Diné), a junior at ASU, who are both featured in the film, were present for the screening.
Zala Films producer/director George Csicsery announces the publication of Marika Somogyi's autobiography, A Charmed Life
, now available on Amazon and Kindle
. George Csicsery is the book's editor. Marika Somogyi's experiences during the Holocaust and afterwards form key sections of the documentary film, Angel of Mercy
, a biography of Sister Margit Slachta, scheduled for completion by 2021.
George Csicsery screened sample clips from his film Angel of Mercy
at From Holocaust by Bullets to Auschwitz: Regional Dimensions of the Final Solution
, a three-day conference held June 16-18 at Uzhhorod National University in Transcarpathia, Ukraine.
In addition, he interviewed several conference participants in Uzhhorod and in Budapest for the film.
Csicsery appeared in a Hungarian-language news story broadcast
on Hungary's only independent news channel, ATV, on June 28, 2019. The story includes an interview with Csicsery and sample clips from Angel of Mercy
National Museum of the American Indian
in Washington, DC, screens Navajo Math Circles
on Saturday, May 4, at 4:30 p.m. Filmmaker George Csicsery, along with Natanii Yazzie, a Navajo student featured in the film, and Dr. Tatiana Shubin will be present. The film will screen in the Rasmuson Theater at the Smithsonian Institution museum. Admission is free.
The Filmfestival Mathematik Informatik 2018
hosts a free screening of Julia Robinson and Hilbert's Tenth Problem
at the Karlstorkino in Heidelberg, Germany on November 10, 2018 at 7:30pm. Mathematican Lenore Blum (featured in the film) will be present to talk about Julia Robinson and her contribution to the solution of this important Hilbert problem. For more information, see the festival's website
A review of Erdős 100 Plus
in Video Librarian says the new DVD offers "a profile of a man not only devoted to his discipline but also one who encouraged younger members to tackle math's most difficult problems." The 180-minute compilation of 10 videos concentrates on the legacy of the peripatetic mathematician Paul Erdős (1913-96). Features include Erdős 100
, Something New Every Day: The Math & Magic of Ron Graham
, and 112 minutes of Erdős interviews between 1998 and 1991. DVD and Blu-ray discs are available for purchase from Zala Films.
Navajo Math Circles
screens at the UNAFF Traveling Film Festival Ruše on Friday, August 24, at 8:30 p.m. Duane Yazzie, a Navajo-Hopi teacher featured in the film, and Asali Echols, the film's editor, will be present at the screening. Held in the city of Ruše, Slovenia (10 miles west of Maribor), the festival is one of the most influential and important human rights festivals in the world. For more information, see the festival program
Zala Films is proud to announce the release of Erdős 100 Plus
, a compilation of ten videos by George Csicsery on a single DVD. Concentrating on the legacy of Paul Erdős in mathematics, the DVD includes 112 minutes of largely unedited Erdős interviews filmed between 1988 and 1991 for N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdős
. The anchor piece is Erdős 100, a 30-minute video prepared for the centennial celebration in 2013 of Paul Erdős's birth. It contains new interviews mixed with never-before-seen outtakes from N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdős
The DVD also includes Something New Every Day
, a 21-minute film completed in 2015 on the occasion of Ron Graham's 80th birthday. Four short pieces about the development of combinatorics and the probabilistic method complete the package. Erdős 100 Plus
is available now in DVD and Blu-ray disc editions
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