Schedule of Events

Tracing Remembrance

TIME Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

LOCATION: Frick Fine Arts Cloister

The community is invited to participate in an art installation for remembering and honoring those who are gone. No art experience necessary, just come with your heart.

Displacement Storytelling & Walking Meditation Circle

TIME Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

LOCATION: Frick Fine Arts Cloister

We will be creating a space for people of different backgrounds to interact and connect. Through sharing and listening, learn about each other’s experiences of family, immigration, displacement, and diversity. Share your stories, and bring offerings and photos for the altar.

Italian Food & Displacement

TIME Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

LOCATION: 538 WPU

This event aims to demonstrate how Italian displacement has impacted food by comparing popular Italian-American dishes (chicken parm, New York pizza, etc.) to the original Italian versions (melanzane alla parmigiana, pizza Napolitano, etc.) & the cultural reasoning behind this. Free samples offered!

Allegiance Musical

TIME Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

LOCATION: Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

Everyone who attends will be eligible to win raffle prizes such as CDs signed by Mr. Thione and Mr. Tanabe, tickets to An Evening with George Takei, and 1 VIP seat to meet Mr. Takei after his address on Tuesday, October 17.
General Public $20, CMOA Members: $18, Students: $15.
Event Details:
Inspired by true events, Allegiance is the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but his sister, Kei, fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. Legendary performer George Takei ("Star Trek," “Heroes”), who was himself an internee as a child, stars alongside Tony® winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Mulan) in this enthralling and epic new musical.
Lorenzo Thione, lead producer of Allegiance, as well as one of the cast members, Sam Tanabe, will join us for the screening. Mr. Thione is an experienced entrepreneur, a product and marketing expert, and is the co-founder and Chief Executive of The Social Edge, an innovative media & digital marketing company that spearheaded the marketing and social media reach for both George Takei’s brand and Allegiance. Mr. Tanabe is an actor, dancer, and performer who has starred in Red Eye for Love in New York and has appeared on CBS’s "The Good Wife." He is a graduate of Point Park University, so he will be rejoining us to celebrate both the Allegiance musical and The University of Pittsburgh’s International Week festivities.
The University of Pittsburgh’s International Week celebration runs from October 15-21. The theme for the 2017 International Week is displacement, and as such, we have invited Mr. George Takei to discuss his experiences as internally displaced person as well as his career since his internment during World War II. And don't miss an Evening with George Takei on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00pm at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. Tickets and International Week sponsorship opportunities are available by visiting the International Week website: www.IWeek.pitt.edu.

International Cuisine At Market Central

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day)

LOCATION: Market Central Cafeteria

Join us each day during International Week for a celebration of international cuisine at Market Central cafeteria.

International Week Service Project

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, October 21, 2017 (All day)

In collaboration with PittServes, the International Week Committee is planning to conduct a service project to benefit the Pittsburgh community. Please check back in the weeks leading up to International Week for additional details about how you can be involved!

Study Abroad Photo Contest

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day)

LOCATION: Kimbo Arts Gallery

From 300+ photos submitted by students who have recently studied abroad, 30 amazing shots in six categories have been selected for display in the Kimbo Art Gallery.
Come and vote for your favorite image!

Study Abroad And International Certificates Information Sessions For Freshman Studies Classes

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 20, 2017 (All day)

LOCATION: 837 William Pitt Union

Each year during International Week, all Freshman Studies Program classes are invited to attend a 1-hour orientation to the many study abroad, certificate, and scholarship options available through the University Center for International Studies.

World History Center Open House

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

LOCATION: 3900 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Please join us as we open our newly renovated space, introduce the new Center leadership, and talk about the year's plans. Light refreshments will be served.

Kick-Start Your Global Career With Passport Career

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

LOCATION: 224 William Pitt Union

Interested in having an international career? Want to learn about living and working abroad or H1B employers? Come learn about this great resource on Passport Career and learn strategies and information on launching a great [global] career! This information session is open to all Pitt students, domestic and international. Snacks provided.
*This information session is part of Global Career Week during Pitt's International Week!

Mangyan People Migration

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The lecture will trace the social, economic, and environmental ecologies implicated in lived displacements and forms of recent and potential loss in the New Territories, Hong Kong and among the Mangyan people in the Philippines. It draws on over two years of extensive ethnographic research.

Fellowships, Scholarships, And Grants International Panel

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

LOCATION: Lower Lounge - William Pitt Union

Hear from a dynamic panel of students about their enriching educational opportunities, both domestically and abroad, with the support of fellowships, scholarships, and grants! In collaboration with CDPA and the National Scholarships Office, this program will feature diverse opportunities for students from research, foreign language study, and global opportunities [and many more!!] all while building up tremendous skills and experiences. Snacks and refreshments provided!

Speedfriending Event

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

LOCATION: Kurtzman Room - William Pitt Union

Whether you’re an international student looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event is perfect for you! If you’ve ever heard of “Speed Dating,” this is similar. The only difference is that the objective here is to make friends. There will be structured time for short conversations, as well as time for mingling and to enjoy refreshments. Join us for an evening of lively conversation, celebrating diversity, and the start of new friendships!

Brain Candy Podcast

TIME Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

LOCATION: Assembly Room - William Pitt Union

A Sugar Rush for your intellectual side, the ladies from Brain Candy, Sarah Rice and Susie Meister muse about their experiences with reality television, travel abroad, and everything in-between. Though perhaps best known for her reality TV show stardom, Pitt alum Susie Meister is well-versed in the global and social issues surrounding displacement . She has felt this first hand while participating on the MTV television show, Road Rules, where she spent months outside of her normal life and confined to adventures with strangers a Winnebago. She completed her PhD in Religious Studies at Pitt in 2014, and now works as a diversity trainer and activist against prejudice. She brings that expertise to her podcast with fellow reality star Sarah Rice, as they explore themes ranging from global travel to social media and everything in between.

Intercultural Competency Workshop

TIME Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

LOCATION: Craig Hall

Intercultural Competency: Beyond the Basics (Pitt faculty and staff) - Working and providing services in a diverse environment requires a knowledge and understanding of cultural differences, values, and behaviors. This fun, yet informative, session will help participants gain understanding to enhance the quality of their interactions with international and diverse students, faculty, and staff at the University and elsewhere. Please register through the FSDP website here - http://www.hr.pitt.edu/training/faculty-st/internatio

Global Drop-In Hours

TIME Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

LOCATION: 2nd Floor - William Pitt Union

First-come, first serve 20-minute appointments with the designated career consultant for global careers. These drop-in hours are for students who want to learn how to live and work abroad, learn about gap year programs, find H1B employers [for international students], resources and more!

International Fair For Business Students

TIME Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

LOCATION: College of Business Administration - 2nd Floor - Sennott Square

The College of Business Administration's International Programs Office will host an International Fair in the College of Business Administration to promote study abroad and other international opportunities to business students, and encourage study abroad alumni, faculty, and staff to get involved.

Music Performance Of Julius Eastman’S Works

TIME Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

LOCATION: Bellefield Hall

Performing Julius Eastman's (1940-1990) works for three pianos Gay Guerilla (1980). Displacement, race, and visibility distinguish Eastman's life and work. To be performed by Ph.D. music composition and theory candidates Ramteen Sazegari, Luhan Li, and Jeff Weston.

You Say Potato…

TIME Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

LOCATION: Assembly Room - William Pitt Union

The potato has been a staple of South American cuisine since the time of the Incan Empire, but the story of its migration around the world is one of not just displacement, but conquest, exploitation, famine, intrigue, defamation, delicious dishes, and semantic confusion! Follow the path of the potato through history and learn about its impact on global cuisine, language, and culture.

International Internship And Study Abroad Panel

TIME Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

LOCATION: 548 William Pitt Union

Are you interested in studying or interning abroad? Are you in or thinking about joining the OCC? Then you'll want to attend this informative session that'll feature OCC Pitt Advantage Grant recipients who've been all over the world this past summer!! Snacks and refreshments provided.
*This program is part of CDPA's Global Careers Week in conjunction with Pitt's International Week*

An Evening With George Takei

TIME Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

LOCATION: Soldiers and Sailors Hall

The keynote speaker for this year’s International Week, George Takei, was interred in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. This experience became a touchstone for his life and work. Takei rose to preeminence in the television series Star Trek and its first six feature films. However, that only scratches the surface of his storied career as an actor, author, and social media pioneer. Come hear him speak about his experience as an internally displace person during World War II, his life as an actor, and the work for which he is now arguably best known, his social media presence.

Non-Alcoholic Mix Off (Namo)

TIME Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

LOCATION: Quad

NAMO occurs in the Schenley Quad on the Tuesday during Alcohol Awareness Week every October. NAMO aims to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol consumption. The Resident Student Association (RSA) executive board, in collaboration with Residence Life and Study Abroad, organizes this event in which all hall councils and RA staffs participate. In addition, RSA invites other registered student organizations to apply to participate in this event. Each group selects a theme, decorates a table, serves a non-alcoholic mixed drink, and provides information about alcohol consumption to participants. Teams receive awards for receiving the most participant votes in the following categories: best drink, worst drink, most spirited, best international drink, and best theme.

Vip Meet And Greet With George Takei

TIME Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

LOCATION: Gettysburg Room - Soldiers and Sailors

Immediately following An Evening with George Takei, Mr. Takei will meet 100 guests. Each guest will receive a signed copy of Mr. Takei's autobiography, To The Stars. Please check back on September 15 to purchase available tickets.

International Food Trucks

TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

LOCATION: William Pitt Union Driveway

Back by popular demand, the International Week Committee has invited several of the most popular food trucks in the city to share their innovative and delicious cuisines with you. They will be outside of the Union during the lunch hour on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Cultures from all over the world will be represented by several of the most popular food trucks in the city. Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant peoples can take with them and can serve as a reminder of that which has been left behind. Students can learn about the problems facing these communities while sampling their innovative and delicious cuisines.

Displacement In The Global Business Environment

TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

LOCATION: 270 Mervis Hall (Colloquium Room)

This interactive panel will discuss how displacement has affected employees and industries locally and globally. It will cover reasons for displacement and how different industries, regions, or countries tackle these issues.

Artful Wednesday

TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

LOCATION: Nordy's - William Pitt Union

Ricardo & Jose Guitar Duo Ole! Flamenco guitarist Ricardo Marlow and Flamenco singer and guitarist Jose Oretea will have you clapping and stomping. Celebrate the beauty and diversity of the performing arts happening in our city at Artful Wednesdays! All Pitt students, faculty and staff are welcome to enjoy a free noontime performance luncheon in Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union Lower Level. Valid Pitt ID required.

Hidden Children Of The Holocaust

TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

LOCATION: O'Hara Ballroom

Renée L. Sachs was part of the only 5% of Jewish children in Europe who survived the Holocaust. Her legacy is one of educating future generations against the mistakes of the past. Today, her husband and Pitt alum Keith Sachs continues this legacy by telling Renée's story.

Serving Abroad: Building Experiences And Careers In An Ethical And Meaningful Way

TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

LOCATION: 548 William Pitt Union

Passionate about helping others? Want to take that passion and help others on a global level? Then you’ll want to come to this exciting global service learning workshop co-sponsored by CDPA and PittServes where we’ll feature panelists and discuss “purposeful” travel abroad.
This session is part of the Global Careers Week during Pitt's International Education Week!

Global Engagement Fair

TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

LOCATION: Ballroom - William Pitt Union

Perhaps you were not able to study abroad during your time at the University. Or perhaps you did and are craving a connection to the global landscape within Pittsburgh. The Global Engagement Fair is a one-stop shop for a multitude of opportunities to interact with the world beyond Pittsburgh while still in Pittsburgh. Representatives will be present from student organizations, academic units, non-profit organizations, scholarship programs, and many more. Come and learn about the wonderful opportunities that Pitt and Pittsburgh have to offer to make the global local.

Pittsburgh Perspectives

TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

LOCATION: 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

"Pittsburgh Perspectives" convenes a panel of community members who work with or are part of refugee groups in Pittsburgh. Topics of discussion include refugee resettlement services, adapting to Pittsburgh, daily life, and ways to help.

The Asian American Immigrant And Refugee Experience

TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

LOCATION: 548 WPU

The topic will focus on the Asian American immigrant and refugee experience. ASA wants to highlight some of the regions where refugee and IDPs crises are happening but less known through a visual presentation. We will also explain the differences between refugees and IDPs and provide examples.

International Fashion Showcase

TIME Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

LOCATION: Lower Lounge - William Pitt Union

This year during Pitt’s International Week, a Fashion Showcase will be featured to encourage exploration of culture through clothing. Everyone will have an opportunity to do a “walk-through” of native, cultural attire, while learning about the cultures of other countries! This event that’s not only going to be colorful but also educational!

Language Access For Migrants And Refugees

TIME Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

LOCATION: 302 Cathedral of Learning

This panel/workshop session will discuss language access for migrants and refugees in the Western Pa region, with guests from the Mayor's office, the Greater Pgh Literacy Council (ESL), and other agencies working on these issues in an official capacity in the region.

Global Drop-In Hours

TIME Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

LOCATION: 2nd Floor - William Pitt Union

First-come, first serve 20-minute appointments with the designated career consultant for global careers. These drop-in hours are for students who want to learn how to live and work abroad, learn about gap year programs, find H1B employers [for international students], resources and more!

International Fellowship Opportunities For U.s. Students

TIME Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

LOCATION: G20 Barco Law Building

The CILE will invite specialists to discuss the Fulbright, Boren, PeaceCorp fellowship opportunities that are available to domestic U.S. students. The audience will be School of Law students.

Jumpstart Your Cultural Competency At Pitt

TIME Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

LOCATION: 4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

We will examine how international students adjust to life in the United States. Then, we will incorporate these lessons into a broader discussion about improving our cultural competence in a global society.

Crossing Borders: Environmental Cooperation In Israel And Palestine

TIME Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

LOCATION: 548 William Pitt Union

This event is focused on Israeli-Palestinian dialogue taking place at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Hosted during Pitt’s International Week, this event would feature two alumni of the Arava Institute – one from an Israeli background and one from an Arab background – who came together to study trans-boundary environmental issues at the Arava Institute.
About The Dialogue Project:
Every semester, two alumni of the Arava Institute visit U.S. college campuses to share their stories of regional cooperation. By working with student organizations, faculty members, study abroad offices, and other departments within the university, this tour raises awareness of the important cross-border environmental work taking place at the Arava Institute and in the region.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Dialogue Project visited 30 distinct university campuses throughout the United States and was featured in multiple student publications including those at the University of Colorado and Binghamton University.
About the Arava Institute:
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. It houses academic programs in partnership with Ben Gurion University, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.
With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Osama Alomar Speaker Program

TIME Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

LOCATION: 156 Cathedral of Learning

Osama Alomar has published several books of short stories and poetry in Arabic. His stories reflect displacement and poignancy. He will speak about his stories.
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The Filipino Diaspora

TIME Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

LOCATION: 630 William Pitt Union

The event's theme revolves around the Filipino diaspora. There will be students who will act as different people who have been affected by it. The background stories for the characters will come from "In the Country",novel by Filipina author Mia Alvar, and from Filipinos in the Pittsburgh community.

Julissa Arce: The American Dreamer - From Undocumented To Wall Street Immigration Advocate

TIME Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

LOCATION: Kurtzman Room - William Pitt Union

Julissa Arce is a writer, CNBC contributor, and advocate for immigrant rights and education. She is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students, regardless of their status, ethnicity, or national origin. Julissa is also a board member for the National Immigration Law Center and College Spring. She is the former Director of Public Affairs at Define American, a media organization that uses the power of story to change the narrative surrounding immigration and citizenship. Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street working for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and had seemingly achieved the American Dream—yet she still did not feel like a true American.

Global Trivia Night

TIME Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:00pm to 10:30pm

LOCATION: University Club, Ballroom B

Come join us for our 3rd annual Global Trivia Night! Compete with groups of up to five undergraduate students, and test your knowledge in global categories like Global Current Affairs, World Culture, World History, Geography, and more. Prizes include Apple Watches, Beats headphones, and Chipotle gift cards. Free food and beverages will be provided! Registration will close on Tuesday, October 17th at 11:59 PM, or once capacity is reached. Teams can register at https://goo.gl/forms/5FRcQYsInhiHEeBl1.

Global Company Tour

TIME Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

LOCATION: 5th Floor - William Pitt Union

Interested in having a global career? Are you wanting to either work abroad or work for a global company in the States? Then this is the opportunity for you! There will be five, 20-minute “meet and greets” with employers in designated rooms on the 5th floor of the William Pitt Union with the opportunity to rotate in and out of different ones to get the most information and advice possible in regard to launching your global career. Additionally, we will have a ‘networking room’ with alumni and other organizations/employers to get more one-on-one time to discuss possibilities and interest. This event is open to all international and domestic students. Career Passports will be distributed to students to get ‘stamped’ and raffled off to win exciting prizes!
This is a part of the Global Career Week during Pitt's International Week!

Study Abroad Re-Entry And Career Integration Workshop

TIME Friday, October 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

LOCATION: 548 William Pitt Union

This workshop is for students who have studied abroad and have now returned. In collaboration with the study abroad office and CDPA, rotation stations with table topics will feature how to market your skills learned from your international experience, your elevator pitch, resume reviews, fun activities, resources and much more!
This workshop will be a part of Global Careers Week during Pitt's International Week!

Opening Reception For Displacement(S) Film Series

TIME Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

LOCATION: Frick Fine Arts Cloisters

Please join the International Week Committee and University Center for International Studies for the opening reception of the Displacement(s) film series. Refreshments will be provided prior to the first films in the series beginning at 6pm.

Menstrual Practices And Displacement In Far-West Nepal: A Series Of Short, Collaborative Documentary Films Highlighting Menstrual Practices (80 Minutes)

TIME Friday, October 20, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:20pm

LOCATION: 125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Menstrual Practices and Displacement in Far-West Nepal: A Series of Short, Collaborative Documentary Films Highlighting Menstrual Practices (80 minutes)
Menstruation is a monthly, natural, biological process for healthy girls and women 1. The onset of menstruation often signals girls into womanhood 2, and is a fundamental factor of human reproduction 1. Though this natural phenomenon is a sign of good health, and celebrates women’s ability to reproduce, it often comes with challenges for billions of women and girls around the globe 3. In Nepal, a country with over 28.5 million people 4 and 125 caste/ethnic groups 5, menstrual practices can be particularly hazardous 6. In the far-western region of the country, many women practice a century-old Hindu tradition called chhaupadi that views menstruating women as impure and displaces them from their homes to a small shed during their period and after childbirth 6,7. Women have experienced incidents of violence, snakebites, rape and even death while practicing chhaupadi 6,7. Though Nepal’s supreme court banned chhaupadi in 2005 7,8, evidence reveals that it is still widely practiced in the mid and far-western parts of the country 6,9. This film project aimed to develop a deeper, visual understanding of menstrual practices in Far-West Nepal. The research team equipped seven girls with cameras to film their menstrual practices, and engaged participants as community-based researchers. The films revealed that there are in fact a variety of practices, and a range of beliefs regarding menstruation in the community; and using collaborative film-making allowed the team to uncover important nuances. The films were filmed and directed by the seven girls themselves.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/230438677
Discussion with Filmmaker Sara Liza Baumann (20 minutes)

Mare Nostrum (14 Minutes) & On The Bride’S Side (89 Minutes)

TIME Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

LOCATION: 125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Mare Nostrum (14 minutes)
On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a decision that puts his daughter's life at risk.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybh4czwN6YE
On the Bride’s Side (89 minutes)
A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians in Milan who entered Europe via the Italian island of Lampedusa after fleeing the war in Syria. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding. With a Palestinian friend dressed up as the bride and a dozen or so Italian and Syrian friends as wedding guests, they cross halfway over Europe on a four-day journey of three thousand kilometers.
Trailer: http://www.iostoconlasposa.com/en/#trailer
Discussion with Pitt Professors Heath Cabot (10 minutes)

The Colors Of The Mountain (93 Minutes)

TIME Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

LOCATION: 125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

The Colors of the Mountain (93 minutes)
Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, gives him a new ball. But an unexpected accident sends the ball flying into a minefield. Despite the danger, Manuel refuses to abandon his treasure... He convinces Julián and Poca Luz, his two friends, to rescue it with him. Amid the adventures and kids' games, the signs of armed conflict start to appear in the lives of the inhabitants of 'La Pradera'.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VzFHEcU070
Discussion of the film (10 minutes)

Zoology (97 Minutes)

TIME Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

LOCATION: 125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Zoology (97 minutes)
Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. As she struggles for independence, she has to endure the absurd reality of her life filled with gossip spread by the women around her. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day… she grows a tail.
Embarrassed at first, Natasha decides to go further with the transformation and use it as an opportunity to redefine herself as a person and as a woman. With the new “accessory” she gets access to the life that she has never experienced before – she starts a relationship with a man, who finds her attractive, she goes out and allows herself to be foolish for the first time in her life. But her second puberty eventually comes to an end and Natasha has to make a choice between reality and illusion.
Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5133392/videoplayer/vi581219865?ref_=tt_ov_vi
Discussion of the film (10 minutes)

Char The No-Man’S Island (97 Minutes)

TIME Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

LOCATION: 125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

CHAR The No-Man’s Island (97 minutes)
The film revolves around Rubel, a young boy who wants to attend school, but whose financial circumstances force him to become a smuggler from India to Bangladesh. Every day, he has to cross a river that forms the border between the two countries. He stays at an island named Char which is a no-man's land and is patrolled by the border security force of both countries.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWW_5lIbk2k
Discussion with Shashank Srivastava (10 minutes)

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (85 Minutes)

TIME Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

LOCATION: 125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (85 minutes)
In 2010, theatre director Ros Horin took a monumental task: to take the remarkable, intense and sometimes horrifying stories of four African refugee women and transform them into stories a transcendent work of theatre, starring the women themselves. But in Yarrie, Aminata, Yordy and Rosemary, Horin was to discover women of uncommon courage and charisma, who had passed through the worst that life could throw at them and were still determined to make their mark on the world. The women are given the power to voice the tremendous violence done to them, and transform their trauma into something cleansing, forceful and awe-inspiring. We believe this film can be an important tool to help change attitudes, deepen understanding and build empathy amongst all of us towards people who have experienced violence and trauma.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHLvWMn4N0A
Discussion of the film (15 minutes)

The King Of The Belgians (94 Minutes)

TIME Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

LOCATION: 125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

The King of the Belgians (94 minutes)
The King of the Belgians is on a state visit in Istanbul when his country falls apart. He must return home at once to save his kingdom. But a solar storm causes airspace and communications to shut down. No planes. No phones. With the help of a British filmmaker and a troupe of Bulgarian folk singers, the King and his entourage manage to escape over the border. Incognito. Thus begins an odyssey across the Balkans during which the King discovers the real world - and his true self.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJa5C0_CqQI
Discussion of the film (10 minutes)