FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

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FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone:
+1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

May 30, 2019

Series event posterThe Chance to Live (2018, 30 min.), which explores a day in the life of a Triangle Area family who sought asylum from violence in Colombia, is the first installment of the Triangle Refugee Film Project.

Santuario (2018, 30 min.) tells the story of Juana Luz Tobar Ortega, who, in April 2017, was told without warning that she had 30 days to leave the country or be deported. Instead, she entered sanctuary at St. Barnabas Episcopal in Greensboro, North Carolina. This film is a story about radical faith, one family’s fight to stay together and the true meaning of church in today’s immigration climate.

Delicately animated in black and white, Destini Riley’s affecting account of the impact of the prison-industrial complex on African American families like her own was submitted as evidence in her brother’s trial (2016, 14 min.).

Discussion will be facilitated by a panel of experts following the films. Refreshments will be served.

These films are being held in conjunction with the Royster Global Conference on Borders.

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 from a topical expert. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is open to everyone.

Start: May 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: May 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

June 13, 2019

Series event posterThe 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 from a topical expert. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is open to everyone.

Start: June 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: June 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

June 27, 2019

Series event posterThrough lively first-person stories, Remarkable Journey (2017, 60 min.) explores the pioneer generation of Indian immigrants to North Carolina, as the world’s oldest and largest democracies met here in the midst of the Civil Rights movement and beyond. These energetic newcomers helped fuel the expansion of opportunities in science and business in our region, as they met the challenge of passing the “essence of India” on to their children.

Discussion facilitated by filmmaker Steven Channing following 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 from a topical expert. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is open to everyone.

Start: June 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: June 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

July 11, 2019

Series event posterThe Spanish-speaking population in the Southeastern U.S. has been growing at an unprecedented rate. This movement has led to major language change issues about the co-existence of English and Spanish in the American South. People from all walks of life contribute to the American story of Spanish and English and its relationship to movement, identity and community (2011, 55 min.).

A facilitated discussion will 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 from a topical expert. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is open to everyone.

Start: July 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: July 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

July 25, 2019

Series event posterHome from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. He dives into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, but cannot shake the lingering traumas of war. The stories he tells about battlefield experiences become unmoored from reality as he cycles between states of heightened awareness and “feeling zombified” from a cocktail of prescriptions meant to keep him stable. For the viewer, as for Alex, what to believe about his past is uncertain. The farm becomes a terrain to unearth what is buried, what it really means to be “the perfect soldier” and where to find the way forward (2016, 65 min.).

Discussion will be facilitated by the director, Jeremy Lange. 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 from a topical expert. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is open to everyone.

Start: July 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
End: July 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm