Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
"Raise the Umbrellas" explores the origin and impact of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement through the inter-generational lenses of three post-Tiananmen democratic activists - Martin Lee, founder of the Hong Kong Democratic party; Benny Tai, Occupy Central initiator; and Joshua Wong, the sprightly... Read More »
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening & Discussion: "Raise the Umbrellas" (Evans Chan, 2016, 117 min, Hong Kong, in Cantonese w/ subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray) // Evans Chan's 2016 documentary film explores the origin and impact of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement through the inter-generational lenses of 3 post-... Read More »
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quay du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelless" (Chantal Ackerman, 1975, 201 min, Belgium/France, in French w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP) // A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman's "Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" meticulously details,... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
Off-campus
Location: UNC-CH, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library.Preceded by a reception. Catherine Murphy (Cuba), 2012. 33min. >>> The 1961 Cuban Literacy campaign involved 250,000 volunteer teachers, many young women, and resulted in 700,000 people learning to read. This powerful story... Read More »
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 10:00am
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Preceded by a brunch. Diego Quemada Diez (Mexico, Guatemala), 2014/15. 90min. Spanish and Tzotzil with English subtitles. >>> Three Central American teenagers, two from Honduras, another a Maya from Guatemala, jump "The Beast" - the infamous train that illegal immigrants board to take them... Read More »
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
The importance of place and memory in preserving a people's history are crucial to Diana Allan's illuminating documentary. "Still Life" examines the role that a series of personal photos that survived the 1948 displacement play in the life of Said Ismael Otruk, an elderly Palestinian from Acre now... Read More »
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
When the International Court of Justice elevated the Israeli-Palestine conflict to a new level of visibility in 2004, many saw it as turning point in the history both of Palestine and of International Law. But will history turn? BROKEN is a filmmaker's journey across three continents, attempting to... Read More »
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
Gianfranco Rosi is an Italian documentarian whose previous work has taken him to the Ganges River, the California desert and inside the Mexican drug trade. "Fire at Sea" is the fruit of an extended sojourn on Lampedusa, an island that, while part of Italy, is closer to Tunisia than to Sicily.... Read More »
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
"The Boy from H2" follows 12-year-old Muhammad Burqan, who lives in Area H2 of Hebron, a section of the city under full Israeli control. Israel imposes severe restrictions on the movement - by pedestrians and by car - of some 43,000 Palestinians living there. In Area H2, soldiers routinely detain... Read More »
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 5:30pm
Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Film Screening: "Her" (Spike Jonze, 2013, 126 min, USA, in English, Color, DCP) / A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with a new operating system which... Read More »

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