Global Media Festival Invitation

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The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures begins this Thursday, March 29 at 4 pm with a screening of Our Germany and a conversation with Thomas Lauterbach. Come with your friends and students to learn more about the role of media in shaping ideas and debates associated with sustainability and global challenges.

 

 

Global Media Festival Schedule

1.   German Event: Documenting the Journeys of Syrian Refugees in Germany

Screening of Our Germany: Two Syrians on a Winter Journey, (2015), a documentary about two Syrian refugees traveling through Germany to get to know the country at the height of the so-called ‘refugee crisis’. Stay after the screening for a conversation and Q&A with German filmmaker Thomas Lauterbach.  

Date: March 29

Time: 4-6pm

Place: Stephan C. Hall room 102

Dinner Reception: 6-7pm

 

 

2.   Chinese Event: Political Comics in China: the Works of Li Xiaoguai
Chinese artist Li Xiaoguai will discuss his comic art and show how Chinese writing and characters are creatively employed against the Chinese government’s Internet censorship and ideological control.
Date: April 2
Time: 4:30-6pm
Place: Stephan C. Hall room 102

Dinner Reception: 6-7pm

 

3.   French EventStories of Minority Teenagers Growing up in Paris’ Housing Projects

Screening of Swagger (2016), a documentary about a group of minority teenagers growing up in some of France’s most underprivileged housing projects outside of Paris. Stay after the screening for a conversation and Q&A with French filmmaker Olivier Babinet.

Date: April 4

Time: 4-6pm

Place: Stephan C. Hall room 102

Dinner Reception: 6-7pm

 

4.   Latin American EventBolivian Indigenous Media and the Protection of the Forest

Screening of The Cry of the Forest (2008), Bolivia’s first indigenous feature film is based on true events that led to the indigenous demonstrations of 1990 and 1996, two events related to the struggle against deforestation that changed the political history of Bolivia forever. Stay after the screening for a conversation and Q&A with Bolivian filmmaker Iván Sanjinés.

Date: April 12

Time: 4-6pm

Place: Stephan C. Hall room 102

Dinner Reception: 6-7pm

 

5.   Global Media Event: Down Here There Are No Shooting Stars: Films by Basim Magdy

 A screening and conversation with Basim Magdy, an artist who will present and discuss some of his short films exploring spaces and places—both real and imagined—from different parts of the world.

Date: April 18

Time: 4:30-6pm

Place: Stephan C. Hall room 102

Reception: 6-7pm