Center for International Studies' Reel World film series offers monthly films from around the world

Submitted by gallagm7 on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 1:53pm

The Reel World film series hosts monthly films on campus to raise awareness about other cultures and about global issues. the intention is to encourage dialogue rather than to entertain.

All films are free and open to the public.

Film in the 2014-15 series included: 

  • "Women without Men," the stories of four women during the 1953 coup that changed Iran’s history. 
  • "Radio Bikini,an internationally acclaimed, award-winning (and Oscar nominated) documentary film about the greatest operation to test nuclear weapons ever conducted by the United States. 
  • "Even the Rain," about a Spanish film crew revisioning the conquest of Latin America and coming up against multi-national corporations that are exploiting local communities.
  • "Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars" about a group of musicians who form a band in a West African refugee camp to keep their hope alive.
  • "Seeking Asian Female," a personal documentary about an aging white man is obsessed with marrying an Asian woman.
  • "Remote Control," about a rural teenage runaway living on the roof of a high-rise in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. 
  • "When the Mountains Tremble," an updated version of the 1983 classic on war and social revolution in Guatemala. 
  • "Foreign Letters," based on director Ela Thier's personal immigration experience.