The Arts and Humanities Division and the Sorenson Center for the Arts present Today the Hawk Takes One Chick, directed by  Jane Gillooly (2008) the latest film in the Babson Global Film Series.

The director will be present to answer questions from the audience following the screening.

Living with the highest prevalence of HIV and the lowest life expectancy in the world, three grandmothers in Swaziland, a small, landlocked country in southern Africa, cope with their plight. The generation between the grandmothers and their grandchildren has been severely affected by HIV. Today the Hawk Takes One Chick moves delicately among the lives of the grandmothers, whose experiences highlight a rural community at the threshold of simultaneous collapse and reinvention. Through the poignant perspective of these remarkable women, Today the Hawk Takes One Chick creates a portrait of a community by layering discrete moments in time. Presented without narration, the film’s drama emerges from an accumulation of details that, in sum, tell a greater story of family, perseverance, and love in a world dictated by AIDS.

The film will be screened in the Sorensen Center for the Arts and will include a brief introduction and post-film discussion. Films are free and open tothe Babson community and the general public. For more information, contact Kay Sorenson at 781-239-5622.