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University Libraries Celebrates Diversity: Global Film Series


For more information about the Appalachian State University Global Film Series, contact Beth Cramer (828) 262-4967.

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Belk Library & Information Commons Presents the Global Film Series

The Global Film Series is a cooperative campus effort to provide a blend of cinema from around the world, in various languages, and representing a wide variety of cinematic genres. Based on input from students groups, faculty, and staff, we select current releases both educational and entertaining. In addition, the Global Film Series provides a platform for student groups and faculty to share their international experience, knowledge, and extracurricular opportunities through a variety of associated activities.

Global Film Series Schedule 2019

Ouvrir la Voix - France
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30 pm
Greenbriar Theater, Plemmons Student Union (Free Admission)
Part of the Diversity Celebration

​OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. OUVRIR LA VOIX (SPEAK UP/MAKE YOUR WAY) showcases art performances and compelling storytelling from those who are usually spoken of or spoken for. The film focuses on our common experience related to our minority status in predominantly White ex-colonial countries, while highlighting the great diversity of our Afropean communities.

Shoplifters, (Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Film) - Japan
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30 pm
Greenbriar Theater, Plemmons Student Union (Free Admission)

Co-sponsored by Japanese Culture Club 

A Japanese couple stuck with part-time jobs and hence inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, however, as the couple open their doors to a beleaguered young girl. The reasons for the family's habit and their motivations come under the microscope.

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (A Couple Made by God) - India
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 6:30 pm
Greenbriar Theater, Plemmons Student Union (Free Admission)

A Bollywood movie reminiscent of Jerry Lewis' Nutty Professor, mild mannered Surinder Sahni (Shahrukh Khan) creates an alter-ego, the cool and hip "Raj," to win the heart of fun-loving Taani (Anushka Sharma). Perfect film for those new to Bollywood and fans of the biggest movie star in the world, Shah Rukh Khan. 

2019 Films