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Tuesday, December 2 Presented by: Petey Peterson, Program Coordinator of LGBTQI Life and Frank Dobson, Director of The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center USA (2012) Dir: Lisa Biagiotti. Beneath layers of history, poverty and soaring HIV infections, four Americans redefine traditional Southern values in this documentary about the new American South and the people...... KEEP READING

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House of Spirits

Tuesday, November 18 Presented by: Center for Latin American Studies Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA (1993) Dir: Bille August. Based on Isabel Allende’s novel, this tale begins in South America in 1926 and details the life of four generations. The film traces the post-colonial social and political upheavals of Chile through the genre of magical realism....... KEEP READING

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West

Wednesday, November 12 Presented by: Peggy Setje-Eilers, Assistant Professor of German Germany (2013) Dir: Christian Schwochow. It’s the late 70s and Nelly and her son want to get a fresh start in the West. They want to leave their memories and grief behind. Alexej’s father is dead so a new start should be possible on...... KEEP READING

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The Barber of Birmingham

Tuesday, November 11 Presented by: Frank Dobson, Director of the Black Cultural Center USA (2011) Dirs: Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin. Eighty five-year-old Mr. Armstrong, an African American barber in Birmingham, Alabama, experiences the manifestation of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first African American president. This colorful and courageous activist of the Civil...... KEEP READING

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Two Lives

Wednesday, November 5 Presented by: Lutz Koepnick, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of German and Cinema & Media Arts Germany, Norway (2012) Dirs: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann. As the Berlin Wall crumbles, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify at a trial...... KEEP READING

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Seeking Asian Female

Tuesday, November 4 Presented by: Rory Dicker, Associate Director, Women and Gender Studies USA (2012) Dir: Debbie Lum. An eccentric modern love story about an aging white man with “yellow fever” who is obsessed with marrying any Asian woman and the young Chinese bride he finds online. Lum, a Chinese-American filmmaker, documents and narrates from...... KEEP READING

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Special Event: Access to the Danger Zone

Monday, November 3 Presented by: VU Institute for Global Health Belgium, Somalia, Kenya, Congo, Afghanistan (2012) Dir: Peter Casaer. Narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis, this documentary provides a harrowing look at the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts. Access to the Danger Zone explores the strategies that Doctors Without Borders has used to save...... KEEP READING

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The Anonymous People

Tuesday, October 28 Presented by: Katherine Drotos Cuthbert, Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education and Vanderbilt Recovery Support USA (2013) Dir: Greg D. Williams. A documentary which gives an overview of the American recovery movement including a discussion of Alcoholics Anonymous and its tradition of anonymity. This moving story is told through the faces...... KEEP READING

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Salaam Bombay!

Wednesday, October 22 Presented by: Samira Sheikh, Associate Professor of History, Asian Studies, and Islamic Studies UK, India, France (1988) Dir: Mira Nair. After the boy Krishna is kicked out of his home and abandoned by the circus, he takes a train to Bombay where he joins a community of street kids and gets a...... KEEP READING

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How to Survive a Plague

Tuesday, October 21 Presented by: Gregory Barz, Associate Professor of Musicology (Ethnomusicology), and Faculty Head of North House USA (2012) Dir: David France. The story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists...... KEEP READING

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