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February 22, 2017

‘Under the Same Sun’ (US, 2013)

The film is set in the near future and it looks back on how peace was made between Israelis and Palestinians. It is the story of two businessmen, one Palestinian and one Israeli, who struggle to set up a solar energy company. The film tells how they handle the hostility for collaboration from their respective communities. Filmmaker, Sameh Zoabi, will be in attendance. This event is the second in a series titled, “Language and Cultural Encounters: Arabs and Jews.” Parking…

Start: February 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End: February 22, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Venue: Bingham Hall, Room 103
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

February 23, 2017

‘Defiant Requiem’ (US, 2012)

This screening is hosted by the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. This feature-length documentary film highlights the most dramatic example of intellectual and artistic courage in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) Concentration Camp during World War II. It shows the remarkable story of Rafael Schächter, a brilliant young Czech conductor who was arrested and sent to Terezín in 1941.

Start: February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
End: February 23, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Hill Hall Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.1039
Address:
145 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

March 6, 2017

Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies Film Series: ‘White God’ (Hungary, 2014)

When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed “unfit” by the state, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, who has learned all too well from his masters in his journey through the streets and animal control centers of Budapest that man is not always dog’s best friend. This screening is…

Start: March 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: March 6, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 4, 2017

Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies Film Series: ‘I, Olga Hepnarová’ (Czech Republic, 2016)

A complex portrait of alienation and loneliness, this meticulously composed film is based on the true story of Olga Hepnarová, the last woman to be executed in the former Czechoslovakia. Desperate to break free from the conservative social milieu and strict sexual conventions of the 1970’s, Hepnarová resorts to a gruesome and carefully planned revenge against the society. This screening is in Czech with English subtitles. All screenings are free and open the public. This series is co-sponsored by the Center…

Start: April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 4, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

April 20, 2017

Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies Film Series: ‘Velvet Terrorists’ (Czech Republic, 2013)

Blurring the borders between fact and fiction, heroism and stupidity, Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots against the Czechoslovak communist regime. The film focuses on three protagonists, whose tragicomic tales of resistance and resilience of human spirit celebrate small rebellious acts that forever changed their lives. This screening is in Czech and Slovak with English subtitles. All screenings are free and open the public. This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and…

Start: April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 20, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Dey Hall, Toy Lounge
Address:
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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