August 27, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Witherspoon Cinema
Directed by NC State alumnus David Hambridge, KIFARU is a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of two young Kenyan recruits who join Ol Pejeta Conservancy's rhino caretaker unit - a small group of rangers that protect and care for Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world. Spanning the course of the caretakers' first four years on the job, KIFARU allows viewers to intimately experience the joys and pitfalls of wildlife conservation firsthand through the eyes of these Kenyan rhino caretakers who witness extinction happening in real-time.
Following the screening, director David Hambridge and Dr. Marsha Gordon from NC State's Film Studies Department will conduct a question-and-answer discussion with the audience. This screening of KIFARU is sponsored by NC State's Film Studies Department.
NR, English, 79 minutes runtime
September 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Witherspoon Cinema
Un Cuento Chino (Chinese Take-Away)
Argentina’s national treasure, Ricardo Darín, shows off his brilliant comic timing in this instant classic. Darín plays Roberto, a gruff, anti-social loner whose chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who has arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, has surprising and touching consequences.
Un Cuento Chino will be introduced by Dr. Nilda Cosco, Research Associate Professor & Director of Programs for the Natural Learning Initiative in the College of Design. This film is presented by the NC State Office of Global Engagement and the NC State University Libraries.
NR - Spanish, Mandarin with English Subtitles, 93 minutes runtime
October 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Witherspoon Cinema
Ayla, The Daughter of War
Based on an astonishing true story, this Turkish film set during the Korean War tells the story of Süleyman, a sergeant in the Turkish Brigade who risks his life to save a young girl. The two form a friendship despite the language barrier between them but are torn apart when Süleyman must return home. This film is shown in partnership with the Turkish Student Association.
NR (some intense war scenes) - Korean, English, Turkish, and Chinese with English subtitles, 125 minute runtime
Turkish Dinner & a Movie: Before the film, we invite you to join us at Fountain Dining Hall for a Turkish menu!
November 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Witherspoon Cinema
This Finnish documentary tells the story of two different sets of entrepreneurs: one is a family-run business that goes from one village to another running a carnival and selling meat from a small truck. The other is a pair of two well-educated women from the capital area who have invented a vegetable protein product called Pulled Oat, and have become millionaires. The film focuses on their dreams, integrity, and ability to sustain their dignity even amidst hardships.
The film introducation will be given by Jennifer Capps, Director of Student Learning and Faculty Development at NC State Entrepreneurship. This film is sponsored by NC State Entrepreneurship.
NR - Finnish with English Subtitles, 74 minutes runtime
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