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The Office of International Programs and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will host the Southern African Film Series April 12, 19 and 26.

The series kicks off April 12 with “William and the Windmill.” This documentary tells the story of William Kamkwamba, a young Malawian who builds a power-generating windmill from junk parts to rescue his family from famine, transforming his life and catapulting him on to the world stage. His fame and success lead him to new opportunities and complex choices about his future, distancing him from the life he once knew. Kamkwamba spoke at Auburn in fall 2014 as part of the Auburn Connects program.

“The Last Fishing Boat” will be screened on April 19. In the film, a once-successful fisherman on Lake Malawi struggles due to the depletion of fish, while his cultural values are threatened.

The final film, “Finding Hillywood,” will be screened April 26. Set among the hills of Rwanda, “Finding Hillywood” chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country and the realization that we all must one day face our past. This is a unique and endearing phenomenon film about the very beginning of Rwanda’s film industry and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities.

Each screening will take place at 2 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts.