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Global Film Series

The Global Film Series at NC State is a collaborative initiative to bring a variety of international and globally-focused films to campus. Interdisciplinary partners across campus select films from current releases, documentaries and classics highlighting the joys and struggles of the global community in which we live. These films also provide a venue for faculty, staff, and students to share their global experiences and expertise with a wider campus and community audience. All films feature an academic introduction and an opportunity for reflection at the film's conclusion.

The Global Film Series is presented by the Office of Global Engagement and NC State University Libraries. All films are free and open to the community.

Sun Children, August 31

Sun Children is the story of 12-year-old Ali and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.

  • Rating: Not Rated
  • In Farsi with English Subtitles
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Weathering With You, November 9

From Makoto Shinkai, the director of the global smash hit Your Name., comes a critically-acclaimed new animated romantic drama set in the rain-soaked streets (and skies) of modern Tokyo. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.

  • This film is sponsored by the NC Japan Center and Morinaga America Foods.
  • Rated: PG-13 (Some Violence|Language|Suggestive Material) 112 minutes
  • Japanese with English Subtitles
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Accessibility

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at marian_fragola@ncsu.edu or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

Additional Questions?

Do you have a question about the Global Film Series? Are you interested in sponsoring a film or getting involved in the Global Film Series? Contact the Office of Global Engagement at ncstateglobal@ncsu.edu.