Upcoming ISSS Activities – Open to Everyone

tough cookies rope January 28, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Tough Cookies

Presented by Laura Carpenter, Associate Professor of Sociology and Dr. Christy Halbert, U.S. Olympic Boxing Coach. Austria/USA (2014) Dir: Ruth Kaaserer. Boxingis a brutal sport. A man’s world. Is there a difference when women box? This documentary shows three women who live on the edge of society, making a living from odd jobs. As boxers,...... KEEP READING


wowlogo_whitebackground_reduced January 28, 2015 - 12:10pm - 1pm

World on Wednesdays

LGBTQI  Speak Out Panel: Narratives of LGBTQI and Allied Identities through an International Lens The LGBTQI Life Speakers OUT program is an initiative that seeks to create dialogue within the Vanderbilt community about issues of sexual identity and gender identity and expression. In the format of panel presentations for classes, residence halls communities, or campus...... KEEP READING


maqbool1 February 3, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Maqbool

Presented by: Jane Miller Wanninger, Lecturer of English and Anand Taneja, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. India (2003) Dir: Vishal Bhardwaj. Based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth with the Mumbai underworld as its backdrop, the story follows the right-hand man of the most powerful ganglord. With great visuals, it is a haunting operatic tragedy. Urdu and Hindi...... KEEP READING


ivan and ivana February 4, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Ivan and Ivana

Presented by: Jennifer Fay, Director of Cinema and Media Arts and Jeff Daniel Silva(filmmaker). USA (2011) Dir: Jeff Daniel Silva. After the Kosovo war devastates a young couple’s homeland and their dreams, they set out to rebuild their lives anew in America. Arriving in California amidst the peak of a housing boom that would soon...... KEEP READING


nobody-knows-movie-poster-2004-1020305145 February 11, 2015 - 7:30pm

Ilens film: Nobody Knows

Presented by: Yoshikuni Igarashi, Associate Professor of History. Japan (2004) Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda. Four siblings live with their mother in a small apartment in Tokyo. One day, the mother leaves behind a little money and a note, charging her oldest boy to look after the others. And so begins the children’s odyssey. Though engulfed by...... KEEP READING


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