Global Film Series Comes to Campus

21-year-old Rosa funds her nursing studies through a weaving business launched via microloan, documented in Living On One Dollar.

Interested in international films? The Office of Global Engagement and NCSU Libraries have joined together to bring international and globally-focused films to the NC State community.

Interdisciplinary partners across campus have selected films from current releases, documentaries, and classics that highlight the joys and struggles of our global community.

These monthly films also provide a venue for faculty and student organizations to share their international experiences and expertise with a wider campus and community audience. Each film will feature an academic introduction and opportunity for reflection at the film’s conclusion.

Partners in the series include Multicultural Student Affairs, the African American Cultural Center, and the University Scholars Program. All films are free and open to the community. Films slated to show this semester include:

Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium at D.H. Hill Library
Bad Lucky Goat is the first film ever written and produced in San Andres-Providencia creole, the distinct variant of Caribbean English spoken on Providence and its larger sister island, San Andre.

Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium at D.H. Hill Library
At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Harvest of Empire examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. The feature-length documentary provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of our nation’s growing Latino community.

Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 p.m.
Washington-Sankofa Room
The incredible migration story of Emanuel, an African refugee of disputed origin, is told in two successive documentaries by Norwegian artist Thomas Østbye.

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium at D.H. Hill Library
This documentary follows the journey of four friends as they set out to live on just $1 a day in rural Guatemala. They battle hunger, parasites, and extreme financial stress as they attempt to survive life on the edge. An unimaginable reality for most, the challenges they face are real and plague over 1.1 billion people around the world.

Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 p.m.
Auditorium at D.H. Hill Library
As one of the first films in the Australian New Wave cinema movement, the film centers on two white schoolchildren who are left to fend for themselves in the Australian outback and who come across a teenage Aboriginal boy who helps them to survive.

The series will continue with additional campus partners in the spring. Learn more about the Global Film Series and other global events at NC State.