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February 2020

‘The Fields of Immokalee’: Screening, Discussion, and Reception

February 7 at 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Fields of Immokalee is part one of three-chapter film Swing State Florida, directed by the Bertelsmann Foundation’s Samuel George. The documentary film mixes intimate portraits with expert commentary to give a vision of Florida in the run-up to the 2020 election. The challenges documented in the film present struggles replicated in swing states across the country. Swing State Florida takes the viewer on a journey through three critical Florida communities: migrant agricultural workers in Immokalee, the historically African-American Liberty…

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Film Screening: ‘The Cave’ (2019) and Panel Discussion

February 16 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Carolina Women’s Center, Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies, Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP and AAUW’s Orange, Durham and Chatham branches will sponsor a screening and panel discussion of The Cave. The powerful new documentary about the Syrian war by Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo) tells the story of Dr. Amani Ballour and her colleagues, who contend with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks. The Cave paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity. Panel discussion will follow the screening.

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March 2020

Film: ‘Lost World’ (2018) and ‘A River Changes Course’ (2012)

March 3 at 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Join the Carolina Asia Center for two events with award-winning Cambodian-born filmmaker Kalyanee Mam whose work focuses on the concepts of home, displacement and belonging. Her films and lived experience as a refugee from the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia shed light on themes of environmental destruction (and justice) and the intangible culture that is lost (and sometimes rediscovered or reestablished) in the lives of displaced peoples. Mam will screen and lead a conversation about the themes of her short…

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POSTPONED: Film: ‘Contract’ (2010) and Discussion with Filmmaker

March 18 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center will host noted Cape Verdean filmmaker Guenny Pires for a screening and discussion of his film CONTRACT. The documentary discusses the centuries-old system of contract slave labor that exported thousands of Cape Verdeans to the island of Sao Tome to work on plantations. Pires is a filmmaker, cinematographer, and visual media arts teacher. He is the first native-born Cape Verdean to write, direct, and produce documentary and narrative films about Cape Verde, a small African nation of…

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CANCELED: Film: ‘Magical Mystery’ (2017)

March 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The 2017 German-language film 'Magical Mystery' follows Karl, a former Berlin rock musician who returns to the scene after years away due to a nervous breakdown. He agrees to serve as designated driver for his old buddies, a group of techno musicians who are touring Germany in the mid-1990s — but this is only the start of the adventure. The film screening is sponsored by the Center for the European Studies. Please visit these guidelines for information on weeknight parking on campus.

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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

CANCELED: 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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Romanian Film Screening: Moromeții I (The Moromete Family)

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 Stere Gulea, the movie’s director, released a much-awaited sequel, Moromeții…

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CANCELED: 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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VIRTUAL: Latin American Film Festival

April 12 at 8:00 am - April 18 at 5:00 pm

This online festival has been custom curated for the Institute for the Study of the Americas at UNC-Chapel Hill. The link to the film festival can be accessed on the Women Make Movies (WMM) website. The password to access is: isa-connect-20 April 12-18 “Maestra” A film by Catherine Murphy. 2012. 33 minutes. In 1961, over 250,000 Cubans joined their country's National Literacy Campaign and taught more than 707,000 other Cubans to read and write. Almost half of these volunteer teachers…

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