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See a movie, help the Community Kitchen

See a great movie on campus and help Chattanooga Community Kitchen stock its shelves. 

The film "The Scent of Green Papaya," nominated in 1993 for Best Foreign Language Film, will be shown on Thursday, June 28th at 7:30 p.m. in room 356, UTC Fine Arts Center, corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets.  A requested donation of two canned goods or non-perishable food items will be collected at the door.  Consider contributing cans of vegetables such as corn, green beans, and peas.  The Community Kitchen is in need of those items.

The UTC Art Cooperative or Art Club, an organization of UTC art majors, is sponsoring this event.

For those donating 10 cans or one #10 can of veggies, a gift of a limited edition print will be available, designed and produced by Professor Rebecca Targ and Jessica Lowe, President of the Art Co-op. 

“The Scent of Green Papaya” is described in the following narrative on

“Set in the period between the fall of French control and the rise of American aggression, the story of a poor rural girl in Saigon focuses on a privileged family trapped in grief. 10-year-old Mui comes to work as a maid but becomes a substitute daughter in a family that has lost its only girl child. The young servant brings hope to the mother and grandmother as she grows in the home. After the ne'er-do-well father runs away for the third time with the family's fortune, they fall on hard times; eventually, her mistress is forced to sell Mui. Now a woman, Mui goes to the home of a new master whom she has loved quietly since a child. Unable to speak her desire, she shows her affection in every service she performs for him. Eventually, they cross the boundary between servant and employer and love one another.”

June 25, 2007