The University of Utah will be hosting a series of films from the Middle East the next few weeks.

The series begins Wednesday with "Live and Become," a film about a poor child from Ethiopia who pretends to be Jewish to get asylum in Israel in the mid-1980s. Films will be shown at the U.'s Museum of Fine Arts at 6 p.m. The screenings are free and open to the public.

"There is probably no better or immediate way for nonspecialists to appreciate the complex nuances of Middle Eastern people, their lives and foibles, than through the fiction films they make about themselves," said U. anthropology professor Laurence Loeb. There will be discussion after each screening.

Other films in the series include: "Kilometre Zero," Feb. 14.