CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 |
"Genghis Blues," nominated for this year's Academy Award for best documentary, will be shown tonight at UC Irvine, highlighting a new film festival devoted to documentaries that address human-rights issues. Dubbed the United Nations Assn./UC Irvine Human Rights Film Festival, the event aims to be held yearly. "Genghis Blues" is about Paul Pena, a blind American blues musician who traveled to the Asian region of Tuva to study that land's otherworldly "throat singing" style.