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.
Tuesday, March 18th
Presented by: The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center
USA (2010) Dir. Lisa Gossels. In 2002, six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls participated in a U.S.-based program where they came to know their “enemies” as human beings. The coming of age story documents how they reconcile their transformative experience with the realities of life in the Middle East over the next seven years, and explores the human consequences of all conflicts as seen through the eyes of the six young women.
English, Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles. 87 mins. DVD.
Wednesday, March 19th
Presented by: Douglas Knight, Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies
USA (2013) Dir. Michael Singh. Singh makes a powerful case about the prevalence of stereotyping Arabs and Muslims in films, the media, and elsewhere. Much of the research for the film was undertaken at Vanderbilt’s Television News Archives. The director will participate in post-screening Q&A via Skype.
English. 95 mins. DVD.