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March 2020

CANCELED: Film Screening: Women at War | Europe Week

March 30 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join the Center for European Studies for a free film screening, part of Europe Week 2020! A 2018 Icelandic-Ukrainian comedy-drama film, Woman at War focuses on themes of climate change, gender, and more. Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who opposes the actions of lucrative industries in Iceland. As she targets the local aluminum industry, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she hears she has been granted permission to adopt a girl from Ukraine. Woman at War won the LUX…

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April 2020

Film: ‘Moromeții I’ (1987)

April 7 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3024, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

'Moromeții I' ('The Moromete Family') is an iconic Romanian movie depicting in neo-realist fashion the dynamics of rural life in a traditional Romanian community before the Second World War and the subsequent advent of communism. As a precursor of the Romanian New Wave, this movie is a must-see for anybody interested in film studies, Eastern Europe, gender studies, Cold War rhetoric, censorship, and more. Due to its success, in 2018 the movie’s director Stere Gulea released a much-awaited sequel, 'Moromeții…

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Film Screening: Tel Aviv on Fire

April 9 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hanes Art Center, Room 121, 115 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join the UNC Department of Asian Studies for a screening of Tel Aviv on Fire, a 2018 internationally co-produced comedy-drama satire film directed by Sameh Zoabi and co-written by Zoabi and Dan Kleinman. The film premiered internationally at the 75th Venice International Film Festival in the Orizzonti section, where Kais Nashef won the Best Actor award. The Israeli premiere was at the Haifa International Film Festival, where the film won the Best Film and Best Screenplay awards. The film directly and intelligently addresses sensitive topics related to…

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Film: ‘The Aryans’ (2014)

April 23 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

There will be a film screening of Mo Asumang’s documentary 'The Aryans,' followed by a discussion led by College of Charleston associate professor Joshua Shanes. 'The Aryans' (2014) is a documentary about right-wing movements worldwide and their completely incorrect interpretation of “Aryanism,” a phenomenon which began with French philosopher Gobineau and continued with the Nazis. Black German filmmaker Mo Asumang embarks on a journey into the madness of racism and meets German neo-Nazis, America’s most notorious racist Tom Metzger and…

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June 2020

Southern Culture Movie Series, ‘Core.Sounders’ (2013)

June 13 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The people of “Down East”—Eastern Carteret County, North Carolina—have worked the sounds and ocean for nearly three centuries and developed a unique rapport with an unpredictable environment, but the sustained seclusion that protected their heritage is fast eroding (2013, 57 min.). A facilitated discussion with follow the viewing. Refreshments will be served. This film series, which takes place each summer, is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South, and most films are accompanied by commentary…

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