International Lens, a film series with a global perspective, uses film screenings as a forum to promote conversation among Vanderbilt’s diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. International Lens strives to transcend geographic, ethnic, religious, linguistic, and political boundaries by facilitating conversation and greater cross-cultural understanding through cinema. The series is a partnership among the Office of the Dean of students and academic departments, centers, and programs.
Admission is FREE.
All films are open to the public. All films in Sarrett Cinema at 7:30 p.m, unless otherwise noted.
For parking maps and additional information visit www.vanderbilt.edu/internationallens or call 322-6400.
Wednesday, Sept. 25th at 7:30 p.m.
Presented by: Roy Zent, Associate Professor of Nephrology
South Africa/UK (2008) Dir: Anthony Fabian. The true story of Sandra Laing, a genetic anomaly – a dark-skinned child born to Afrikan parents in a 1950’s South Africa cruelly divided by apartheid. Sandra spent her youth, and much of her adult life, being classified and reclassified as black or white according to the whims of her over-protective but racist father, and the schools and government agencies who had no idea what to do with her. It’s the kind of narrative that is difficult to believe because it is so relentlessly cruel.
English and Zulu with English subtitles. Rated PG-13. 107 mins. DVD.