November 7, 2017
This event features a free lunch and screening of a series of short films. The films include: Masters of Rhythm with Addendum (Peru, U.S., 2016). This glimpse of the rarely seen Afro-Peruvian culture and music adds to the encyclopedia of African diaspora culture. Rich music and wonderful dancing help to transport the viewer to the Barrios of Peru. SMŌKD (U.S., 2017). Twelve grand jurors deliberate whether to indict, or not indict, a police officer who killed a man during an arrest. Night Shift (U.S.,…
For 40 years, photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled across the world and witnessed some of the major events of our recent history, including civil wars, starvation and mass immigrations. He is now exploring the world’s pristine territories, documenting wild fauna and flora and grand landscapes, as part of a massive photographic project as a tribute to the earth’s beauty. The Ackland Film Forum is organized by the Ackland Art Museum and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Global Cinema Studies…
November 9, 2017
This event will feature a screening of Vaya (South Africa, 2017). In this film, three separate stories are woven together to create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed in the intimidating, alluring and dangerous world of big-city Johannesburg and Soweto. Please RSVP on the event page.
November 10, 2017
‘Remarkable Journey: Founding the Asian Indian Community in North Carolina,’ Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Explore the pioneer generation of immigrants from India and the challenges faced in passing the “essence of India” on to their children. A panel discussion will follow the film screening. This event is presented with Video Dialog Inc. and the Southern Documentary Fund. For more information, contact Afroz Taj.
November 14, 2017
This event features a full length film screening and a free lunch. The film shown will be The Last Revolutionary (U.S., 2016). In this film, two comrades from the black revolutionary days whose lives have taken much different paths get back together several years later. During the dramatic and humorous confrontation, secrets are exposed about both men – personally and politically – that lead to a life and death situation. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a lunch.
November 17, 2017
CineMASH is MASH’s inaugural celebration of the Asian American experience through two essential aspects of culture: food and film. Come out for a chance to stimulate all of your senses on a night dedicated to the appreciation of a variety of Asian American perspectives. This event is part of APIAutumn 2017 at UNC-Chapel Hill. It is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center. Asian/Pacific Islander American Autumn aims to strengthen UNC-Chapel Hill’s pan-APIA community and promote the learning of APIA issues through a…
December 5, 2017
Claudia Yaghoobi’s “ASIA 124: Iranian Post-1979 Cinema” students made 8-minute films related to the themes of the class with an original idea of theirs. Students received guidance from both Yaghoobi and Che Sokol. The campus and public community are invited to a public screening and Q&A of the student films. For more information, please contact Yaghoobi.
February 10, 2018
The film screening is of a documentary called Banjo Romantika, co-produced by ethnomusicologist Lee Bidgood. Bidgood began his research on Czech bluegrass while a music student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was an early member of the Steep Canyon Rangers. Banjo Romantika introduces the musicians who play this unique bluegrass hybrid. Czechs first heard bluegrass during World War II when the Armed Forces Network broadcast American music for soldiers. The music represented freedom to dissatisfied Czechs living in a communist…
February 19, 2018
In our screening of Documented, we will learn about the life of Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is an undocumented immigrant and activist in the U.S. Vargas, a Filipino American, continues to be a strong proponent of immigration reform. The screening will shed light on the fact that undocumented immigrants are close to home, that they are our classmates and friends, that they are integral and important members of society, and that their desire for citizenship and belonging…
February 21, 2018
Released in 2017, The Other Side of Hope depicts the fictional story of a traveling salesman’s friendship with a recently arrived Syrian asylum seeker. The panel will include Banu Gökarıksel, associate professor in the Department of Geography, Priscilla Layne, assistant professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature, and Niklaus Steiner, director for the Center for Global Initiatives. John Stephens, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for European Studies, will moderate the conversation. This event is part of Crises…