Friday, February 28, 2014

Global Film Series

Last week BSU's Global Film Series kicked off with Wetback: An Undocumented Documentary, a remarkable film about the journey from Chinandega, Nicaragua (which is a regular part of our department's annual Geography of Coffee study tour) through Mexico to the United States. The viewing was followed by a discussion led by Dr. Aragon of the English and Foreign Languages departments.

Most geographers missed that event, but are encouraged to check out the film. Meanwhile, it is not too early to catch the rest of the series. The organizers have listed the kinds of courses and interests for which each might be most appealing. Absolutely every one of them, though, should be of interest to geographers!

The List, screening and Q&A with documentary film director Beth Murphy
Wednesday, March 5, 3:30pm - Conant Auditorium 120
Political Science, social justice, military history, Middle Eastern and Asian Studies, and American Studies.

Searching for Sugarman on
Thursday, March 20, 4pm - Moakley Auditorium 100
This is a fascinating story of the most popular musician in South Africa for an entire generation -- who never knew he was famous.
Music and ethnomusicology, US Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, American Studies, History, and African Studies.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Wednesday, March 26, 4pm - Moakley Auditorium 100
Asian cinema or culture, Anthropology, Philosophy, or magical realism.

Even the Rain
Thursday, April 17, 4pm – Maxwell Library Heritage Room
This is required viewing in the summer version of Geography of Latin America (which is sort of a Dr. Hayes-Boh film festival). It is a work of fiction about the making of a fictional documentary about a very real and serious issue related to water and human rights. Read about some of the geographic implications of this film on Environmental Geography.
Latin America, the History of colonialism, Political Science, social justice, films about filmmaking, and sustainability (water rights)--relevant for Earth Day.

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
Wednesday, April 23, 5pm - Maxwell Library Lecture Hall 013
Disability, Communication Studies and communication disorders, French cinema and culture, gender studies, English (film adaptation of literature), and autobiography/memoir.

The Global Film Series is co-sponsored by Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Film Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Special Education and Communication Disorders, and U.S. Ethnic and Indigenous Studies.

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