This year's annual film festival features nine films from around that world that focus on the theme “Finding Place: Immigration, Refugees, and Borders Across the World.”
The film festival will run most Wednesdays at 7 p.m., from June 28 to September 13, and feature a post-screening discussion.
Admission is free and open to the community.
Films will be screened in the Geology Corner, Building 320, Room 105. Click here for a map.
Directed by Adam Sjöberg (U.S., Documentary, 2013)
Directed by Ryan Downer (U.S., Documentary, 2012)
Q&A with Joseph Seeley, Department of History & Elisa Kim, Department of Sociology
In Danny from North Korea, Danny makes a brave escape from North Korea, and manages to resettle in the United States. The People's Crisis is a sweeping overview of the North Korean people's crisis, with survivor interviews and examinations of efforts to help people find refuge.
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies
Directed by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano (France, 2011)
Q&A with David Laitin, Professor of Political Science
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young immigrant from the projects to be his caregiver.
Sponsored by The Europe Center
Directed by Alain Gomis (Sénégal/France, 2012)
* No Q&A this week
Satché is about to die. He decides to make his last day on this world the day of his life.
Sponsored by the Center for African Studies
Directed by Steph Ching & Ellen Martinez (U.S., Documentary, 2016)
Q&A with Anita Husen, Associate Dean and Director, The Markaz: Resource Center
Filmmakers Steph Ching and Ellen Martinez witness the Syrian refugee crisis by following two families in transition and an aid worker fighting to keep a camp running.
Sponsored by The WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Directed by Marc Silver (Mexico/U.S., Documentary, 2014)
Q&A with Elizabeth Saenz-Ackermann, Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies
The attempt to identify human remains found in Arizona's Sonora Desert underscores the plight of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the United States.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies
Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj (India, 2014)
Q&A with Sangeeta Mediratta, Associate Director of the Center for South Asia
In Kashmir, a young man discovers not only that his mother is having an affair with his uncle but also that the man is responsible for his father's gruesome murder.
Sponsored by the Center for South Asia
Directed by Srdan Keca (UK/Serbia, 2011)
Q&A with Gülsenem Gün, Research Assistant, Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey
The city of Dubai and its surrounding desert here become a set for a visual exploration of displacement, and the longings and desires of their inhabitants.
Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
Directed by Philippe Lioret (France, 2009)
Q&A with Nilgun Bayraktar, Assistant Professor of Film History, Theory & Criticism in the Visual Studies Program, California College of the Arts
Kurdish teen Bilal has traveled all the way to the north of France in the hope of reuniting with his girlfriend in England. To get around a legal technicality, he decides to swim across the English Channel — even though he's unable to swim.
Sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Forum, The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Directed by Arash T. Riahi (Canada, 2008)
Q&A with Arash T. Riahi, Director
A group of weary Middle Eastern refugees make their way to Turkey while trying to get to Europe.
Sponsored by The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies