Reel World Film Series announces Spring Series

The Institute for Global Engagement announces its line-up of globally-focused films for spring quarter. This monthly film series 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 Reel World Film Series schedule and film trailers can be viewed online at

Fruitvale Station
April 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Pickford Film Center

The true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and strangers on the last day of 2008. But his final encounter with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant. Co-sponsored by Western Reads. Pickford Film Center is located in downtown Bellingham at 1318 Bay Street.
Biography/Drama, 2013, 85 minutes.

Summer Wars
May 3 | 6 p.m. | MH 138

Kenji, a young math genius, takes a summer job to be near his crush, Natsuki. While getting involved with Natsuki and her family, he discovers a mathematical equation that is causing a parallel world's collision with Earth.
Animated Drama, 2009, 114 minutes.

May 24 | 6 p.m. | MH 138

In Mindelo, the largest city on São Vicente, a small Cape Verdean island off the West Coast of Africa, the beloved Tchinda and her friends are hard at work preparing for Carnival. Since 1998, Tchinda Andrade has been openly transgender and deeply respected – so much so that her name has become a local term for all queer Cape Verdeans.
Documentary, 2015. 94 minutes. In Cape Verdean Creole with English subtitles.

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.

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