International Lens

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 or call 322-6400.

Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Sherif Barsoum, Director, International Student & Scholar Services

USA  (2009) Dir: Cherien Dabis. The immigrant experience gets a fresh, post-9/11 spin with a chronicling of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with her teenage son and dreams of an exciting future in small town Illinois. Although she has two degrees and 15 years of experience in banking, she settles for work at White Castle, which sustains the family until tensions arise due to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. Defiantly upbeat in spite of unfathomable cultural barriers and anti-Arab xenophobia.

English and Arabic with English subtitles. Rated PG-13. 96 mins. DVD.