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MRC to Screen Documentary 'Five Friends'

The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) will host a free, public screening and discussion of the documentary "Five Friends" at 5:00 PM, Monday, March 30, in the Student Union, room 263.

With the emergence of the term "bromance," modern pop culture has become fascinated with male friendships. In an evolving society, there is uncertainty as to how these male friendships should appear, their importance and how they can be discussed in a masculine manner. The term "bromance" itself implies a certain awkwardness when referring to these close relationships between men.

Filmed from the mountains of Southern California to the New England coastline, "Five Friends" captures the relationships of a 65-year-old man and his five friends as they reflect on their lives together, support each other in personal struggle and mine the depths of meaningful friendship. Their lives cover success, conflict, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, children and dying. The men reveal their fears and dreams to one another in a profound exploration of vulnerability and transparency among men.

'Fighting Ebola in West Africa' Talk Set for April 7

The free community conversation featuring a medical professional and Serving in Mission (SIM) missionaries originally planned for February has been rescheduled for 6:30 PM, Tuesday, April 7, at UNC Charlotte Center City. RSVPs are requested for this event.

"Fighting Ebola in West Africa: The Charlotte Connection" will feature Debbie Eisenhut, a SIM surgeon with the ELWA Hospital in Liberia; Nancy Writebol, a SIM missionary and Ebola survivor; and her husband David Writebol, also a SIM missionary.

Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola in summer 2014 when working as a volunteer in the ELWA Hospital. She was airlifted to the United States for medical treatment and has since recovered. Eisenhut is among the doctors who had responded to the crisis who were honored as TIME Person of the Year 2014.