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Film Screening: ‘Snowpiercer’
January 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Snowpiercer is a 2013 science fiction action film based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. The movie takes place aboard the Snowpiercer train, operating on a globe-spanning track. An attempt at climate engineering in order to stop global warming has unintentionally created a new Snowball Earth, and the train carries the last remnants of humanity. The film follows the lower-class tail section passengers as they lead a revolution against the elite of the front of the train. A South Korean-Czech co-production, the film is directed by Bong Joon-ho and written by Bong and Kelly Masterson.
This screening is organized by Priscilla Layne, associate professor of German and adjunct associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies. It is a precursor to the March 2020 conference “Environmentalism, Fantasy and Intersectionality: A Comparison Between the US and the EU“. This screening is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.