Upcoming ISSS Activities – Open to Everyone

Juan of the Dead2 March 10, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Juan of the Dead

Presented by: James McFarland, Assistant Professor of German and Cinema & Media Studies. Spain, Cuba (2011) Dir: Alejandro Brugues. A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. This satirical comedy of life in Cuba under Castro kills and keeps...... KEEP READING

Microfinance and the empowerment of women March 11, 2015 - 12:10 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.

World on Wednesdays

Microfinance and the Empowerment of Women Presented by Dr. Kathryn Anderson/Professor of Economics/Margaret Cumminggim Women’s Center The microfinance movement in developing countries began with a small loan from Mohammad Yunus to a women in Bangladesh. Most microfinance loans today are given to women in developing countries. Women are more likely to repay their loans than...... KEEP READING

otherson March 11, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens Film: The Other Son

Presented by: Joshua Barton, Assistant Director, Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life. France (2012) Dir: Loraine Levy. The moving and provocative tale of two young men – one Israeli, the other Palestinian – who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions facing them and their respective families. French, English, Arabic, and...... KEEP READING

hell_and_back_again2 March 12, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Hell and Back Again

Presented by: Kenneth MacLeish, Assistant Professor, Center for Medicine, Health, and Society. USA, UK, Afghanistan (2011) Dir: Danfung Dennis. Follows 25-year-old Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris on his most difficult mission: coming home after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Embedded with Harris’s unit during their assault on a Taliban stronghold, Dennis toggles between the intense experience...... KEEP READING

julie-sharbutt-2 March 14, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens Film: MOVED

Presented by Sam Girgus, Professor of English. USA (2013) Dir: Julie Sharbutt. Filmed in one take, MOVED is a dark breakup comedy about a woman seeking closure as she moves out of a shared apartment. A beautiful, funny, sad and sweaty film about sexy young people moving on and figuring out what they owe the...... KEEP READING


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