The Institute for Global Engagement's winter quarter Reel World Film Series is a monthly film screening that is free and open to the public. Faculty and student organizations are encouraged to suggest films that can supplement a course, an event or a discussion that raises awareness about other cultures, about global issues, or about viewing the world from different perspectives. The winter lineup is as follows:
Hunting in Wartime
Jan. 11 | 6 p.m. | MH 138 | Free
Hunting in Wartime profiles the extraordinary stories of Tlingit Vietnam War veterans from the village of Hoonah, Alaska. The film traces the tension of the soldiers’ tremendous pride in service, the racism that affects their livelihoods and the challenges they faced (and continue to face) in the military and back at home. Documentary, 2013, 65 min.
A Single Frame
Feb. 1 | 6 p.m. | MH 138 | Free
While on a trip to Dubrovnik in 2007, Jeff Bowden encounters a photograph of a refugee boy taken during the war in Kosovo. Driven by this haunting image, Bowden sets out to find the child. His journey takes him from Texas to Paris, and ultimately to the post-war culture of the Balkans, where he combines forces with an experienced wartime fixer. Documentary, 2015, 74 min.
March 1 | 6 p.m. | MH 138 | Free
Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects, and the “boys’ law” in her Paris neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. With dazzling visuals and music, Girlhood is a powerful and inspiring coming of age story for this generation. Drama, 2014, 113 min.
In French with English subtitles.
The Reel World Film Series schedule and film trailers can be viewed online at http://international.wwu.edu/reelworld/.
All films are free and open to the public.
For more information or disability accommodations, contact the Institute for Global Engagement at 360-650-7544.