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The Last Survivor

Thursday, October 277 PM Sarratt
Center

Presented by: Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series
Facilitated by: Shaiya Baer and Gretchen Person 

USA (2010) Dirs: Michael Pertnoy & Michael Kleiman. This documentary follows the lives of survivors of The Holocaust, Rawanda, Darfur, and Congo. The film presents the stories of survivors and their struggle to make sense of the tragedy by working to promulgate a civic response to mass atrocitIes. Immediately following the screening a panel discussion will be held featuring two of the survivors featured in the film, Jacqueline Murekatete and Justin Semahoro. Not Rated. 56 mins. DVD. Funding provided by the Vanderbit Holocaust Lecture Series.

Summer Wars

Wednesday, November 2
7 PM Sarratt Center

Presented by: Vanderbilt Japanese Cultural Foundation

Japan (2009) Dir: Mamoru Hosoda. A math nerd is called to save OZ, the massive, all-encompassing virtual world, after a rogue program acquires an orbiting nuclear weapon. This trippy animated feature travels through real-world dramas and a pop-art universe colored in vintage psychedelia and Japanese iconography. Japanese with English subtitles. Rated PG. 114 mins. DVD.

O’er The Land

Thursday, November 3
7 PM Sarratt Center

Presented by: Jonathan Rattner, Senior Lecturer, American Studies and Film Studies

USA (2009) Dir: Deborah Stratman. Through sounds and imagery, this avant-garde documentary imposes a philosophical touch on the symbols of American identity. Guns, planes, flamethrowers, football games, border patrol officers, and landscapes are among the iconic reminders of freedom, progress, and strength. Not Rated. 51 mins. DVD. The director will be present for Q&A session immediately following the screening. Funding provided by the American Studies and Film Studies Departments. Held in conjunction with the American Studies year-long program on sustainabilty.

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