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Upcoming documentary film series

The Immortal Life Across Cultures: A Documentary Series Exploring Women’s Agency and Civil Rights around the World

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 7

7pm, 205 Gorgas Library

Working Women of the World (France/US, Dir. Marie France Collard, 2002, 53 mins.)

This documentary engages with the stories of women in Indonesia, the Philippines, Turkey, Belgium and France who are responsible for the labor that fuels the circulation of global capital and free trade, but who are all too often unseen and exploited.

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14

7pm, 205 Gorgas Library

In Search of Lin Zhao’s Soul (China/US, Dir. Hu Jie, 2004, 115 mins.)

During China’s chaotic Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), Lin Zhao spoke up for civil rights, and was imprisoned and eventually died for them. Director Hu Jie recovers her story, and in doing so brings to light forgotten stories from this tumultuous period and the difficulties in accessing them.

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26

7pm, 205 Gorgas Library

Pink Saris (UK/India, Dir. Kim Longinotto, 2010, 96 mins.)

After being married off as a child bride, Sampat Pal has struggled for agency and respect in her family, and has extended her call for women’s rights to her broader community through creating the Pink Gang. This film follows Sampat in her role as a community mediator of everyday challenges faced by women in contemporary India.

 

Sponsored by Honors College, Housing and Residential Communities, the Faculty in Residence Program, University Libraries, the Asian Studies Program, Department of History, Department of American Studies, the African American Studies Program

Posted in Events Spring 2013 and Past events 3 years, 11 months ago at 3:45 pm.