January 15, 6:30 p.m., D. H. Hill Library Auditorium
The True Cost
The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes. Sponsored by the Program in International Studies.
PG-13 for thematic elements and disturbing images
February 12, 6:30 p.m., Witherspoon Cinema
Winner of the Critics' Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Makala tells the story of a young Congolese farmer’s dreams of a better future for his loved ones. His only wealth lies in the strength of his arms, the bushland around him and his strong will. As he sets out on dangerous and exhausting adventures to trade the fruit of his work, he discovers the value of his effort and the price he must pay for his dreams. Sponsored by the Global Engagement Institute.
Language: Swahili, French (with English Subtitles)
March 19, 6:30 p.m., Witherspoon Cinema
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film, Capernaum ("Chaos") tells the story of Zain, a gutsy streetwise Lebanese boy as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugees, is jailed for a crime, and sues his parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Capernaum was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Sponsored by the Khayrallah Center and Middle East Studies Program.
Language: Arabic (with English Subtitles)
April 9th, 6:30 p.m., Witherspoon Cinema
Bending the Arc
Bending the Arc is a documentary about a team of young people—Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl—whose charitable medical work 30 years ago ignited a global health movement. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high-quality health care available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the existing charity and medical establishments, these crusaders took their fight from the village to the world stage, to ensure that health care is a right for all, and that geography should not determine destiny. Sponsored by NC State Global Health.