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International Documentary Showcase

Palace Theater in Bryan, Texas (105 S Main St Bryan, TX 77803)
The Center on Conflict and Development to Showcase International Documentary

In conjunction with the Center on Conflict and Development official launch, the documentary, “Virunga” will be featured at the Palace Theater in downtown Bryan, Texas. ConDev is proud to have the opportunity to share this documentary with Texas A&M University and the surrounding community. It will give viewers an insight on the struggles and burdens Virunga park rangers face and how the struggles of Virunga National Park relate to the research and development work of ConDev.

This film reveals the experience of four committed individuals endangering their own lives to preserve Virunga National Park’s territories and wildlife. The documented experience is now an incentive to save the park and advocate on their behalf. “Virunga” exposes the struggle, conflict, and terror for the people in this region and the greed associated with their rivals.

The documentary screening is open to the public. “Virunga” will start at 7PM, Thursday, September 11th at the Palace Theater in Bryan, Texas (105 S Main St. Bryan, TX 77803). More details can be found at or on their Facebook page,

To learn more about “Virunga”, please visit or to watch the film trailer.

The Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University seeks to improve the effectiveness of development programs and policies for conflict-affected and fragile countries through multidisciplinary applied research. To this end, ConDev will harness the innovative power of Texas A&M University and its partners in host countries and communities.

Summer Film Series: "Remember the Titans"

George Bush Presidential Library Center’s Presidential Pond
Are you ready for some football? We finish out our summer film series and rev up our team spirit by watching Disney’s “Remember the Titans.” This dramatic tale about the racial integration of high schools in 1971’s Alexandria, Virginia, depicts how desegregation played out on the football field. The entire town is divided as Coach Boone (Denzel Washington) beats out the Coach Yoast (Will Patton) for the top coaching role, and the players jockey to earn their chosen positions on the team. As the players struggle through their differences to come together for a victorious season, the whole town follows suit. “Remember the Titans” is 113 minutes long and is rated PG.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this free film under the stars by the Presidential Pond. Games and free refreshments will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start after sundown. Drinks are courtesy of Pepsi.

For more information call (979) 691-4014, email to, or register online at

Presented in partnership with TexAgs.

Tracy Paine, (979) 691-4014,

2014 Presidents Day Event

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
9 a.m. to noon, Genealogy Workshop: Exploring President Bush as a Guide to Your Family Research. Do you even wonder who your ancestors were, or if you might be related to someone famous such as a former president? Join us for a free genealogy program designed specifically for novices to this increasingly popular pastime.

1-4 p.m., An Afternoon of Presidential Fun. Our Presidents Day event continues in the afternoon with fun for the whole family. The Mount Rushmore presidents will be welcoming visitors and posing for pictures. Crafts and activities for children will take place in the classroom, and local celebrities will be reading presidential books to children. Refreshments will be served and admission to the event is free.

5:30 - 8:00 p.m., "41" Film Screening. The first documentary to tell George Herbert Walker Bush's story in his own words, "41" is a rare, intimate glimpse at the life and times of the 41st President of the United States. Hailed as one of the most experienced politicians ever to achieve the presidency, George Bush shares anecdotes from his childhood, family, service in World War II and political career. Writer and film director Jeffrey Roth will introduce the film and discuss the time he spent with the former president. DVD sale, signing, and reception will follow.

Register online at or for more information call (979) 691-4014 or email

Tracy Paine, 979-691-4014.