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Screening: ‘Lakshmi’ Film Fights Against Violence and Inspires Courage

Posted by emily_grossberg December 2, 2014 Comments are off 53 views

Sponsored by the Office of International Student Affairs and Violence Prevention and Response Nagesh Kukunoor, 115 minutes, India, 2014 Based on true events, Lakshmi is a story of heroism and untold courage. Lakshmi, a 13-year-old girl is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this horrific, inhuman world where she is raped and brutally beaten […]

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‘Omar’: Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival

Posted by emily_grossberg October 21, 2014 Comments are off 187 views

Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival Hany Abu-Assad, 96 minutes, Palestine, 2013. A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he’s tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s killing. Check out the trailer:

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‘Angkor’s Children’ and Discussion with VMA Director and Special Guests

Posted by emily_grossberg October 2, 2014 Comments are off 376 views

Discussion with the director (VMA professor) and special guests will follow. Lauren Shaw, 66 minutes, Cambodia, 2014. A film about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance told through the voices of three young Cambodian women. A singer of Buddhist poetry, a circus artist, and former garment workers, grassroots, protest band; these are Angkor’s Children. They are […]

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‘Documented’: A Pulitzer Prize-Winner’s Shocking Journey

Posted by emily_grossberg September 30, 2014 Comments are off 151 views

Part of Latin American Heritage Month Jose Antonio Vargas and Ann Raffaela Lupo, 89 minutes, USA, 2013. In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. ‘Documented’ chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an […]

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Best Documentary Oscar Nominee ‘The Act of Killing’

Posted by emily_grossberg September 16, 2014 Comments are off 226 views

Joshua Oppenheimer, 115 minutes, Denmark, 2012. Sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings […]

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American Arab: Followed by Skype Discussion with Director Usama Alshaibi

Posted by emily_grossberg September 11, 2014 Comments are off 342 views

Discussion with director via Skype will follow. Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston Usama Alshaibi, 60 minutes, USA, 2013. Iraqi-born Director Usama Alshaibi takes a provocative look at the contradictions of Arab identity in post 9/11 America, weaving his own life’s journey and “coming-of-Arab” experiences into […]

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