2019-2020 Film Series

Sponsors: Political Science, International Programs Center (Kohler Fund), International & Global Studies, Anthropology, Peace & Conflict Studies, Geography, History, Women's & Gender Studies, Housing & Residence Life, Ashby Residential College, Strong Residential College

Fall 2019

September 26, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM, Location: SOEB 120

City of Joy (Director: Madeleine Galvin, 2018): This documentary follows the experiences of the first class at a unique leadership center for women who have suffered wartime violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Moderator: Dr. Michael Broache, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UNCG

October 24, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM, Location: SOEB 120

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014, Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Eklabetz): Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, this film tells the story of an Israeli woman's struggle to obtain a divorce in a religious court.

Moderator: Dr. Will Dodson, Ashby & Strong Residential College Coordinator; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Media Studies, UNCG

November 21, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM, Location: SOEB 120

Suffragette (2015, Director: Sarah Gavron): This film dramatizes the struggle for women's suffrage in the United Kingdom through the experiences of a fictional working-class woman in the early twentieth century.

Moderator: Dr. Mark Elliott, Associate Professor of History, UNCG

Spring 2020

January 30, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM, Location: SOEB 120

The Innocents (2016, Director: Anne Fontaine): This drama, set in post-World War II Poland, examines the aftermath of mass rape by Soviet soldiers during their advance to Germany.

Moderator: Dr. Jeff Jones, Associate Professor of History, UNCG


February 20, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM, Location: SOEB 120

The Price of Free (2018, Director: Derek Doneen): Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary (U.S. Film) at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, this documentary explores the work of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi against child labor in India and globally.

Moderator: Dr. Jeremy Rinker, Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, UNCG


April 2, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM, Location: SOEB 120

Ida (2014, Director: Pawel Pawlikowski): Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, Best Film of 2014 by the European Film Academy, and Best Film Not in the English Language of 2014 from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, this film dramatizes a young Jewish woman's journey to learn the fate of her family in post-World War II Poland.

Moderator: TBD