Film Series



2013- 2014 MCC International Film Festival

 

Please join us for FREE monthly screenings of fascinating films from around the world. All screenings will be followed by a group discussion with Middlesex faculty.

Admission is free and open to the public

 

"Bitter Seeds"

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MCC's Federal Building Assembly Room

50 Kearney Square

Lowell, MA

6:30 p.m. Film Screening

8:00 p.m. Post Screening Discussion

"Bitter Seeds" is the final film in Micha X. Peled's award-winning "Globalization Trilogy," following "Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town" and "China Blue."

 

 

 

 "AiWeiWei: Never Sorry"

Thursday, May 1, 2014

MCC's Federal Building Assembly Room

50 Kearney Square

Lowell, MA

6:30 p.m. Film Screening

8:00 p.m. Post Screening Discussion

Ai Wei id China's most famous international artist, and it's most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

http://aiweiweineversorry.com/

 

 

 

"Girl Rising"

Thursday, March 6, 2014

MCC's Federal Building Assembly Room

50 Kearney Square

Lowell, MA

6:30 p.m. Film Screening

8:00 p.m. Discussion with English Professor Cathy McCarron

A groundbreaking feature film, “Girl Rising” highlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls from around the world, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors. It delivers a simple, critical truth: Educate girls and you will change the world.  http://www.girlrising.com/what-is-girl-rising/?id10x10=undefined

 

This screening is made possible by the generous support of The MCC Foundation, Cultural Connections and the Women’s Leadership Network.

 

 

Screenings

Enemies of the People

Beneath The Killing Fields: In Pursuit of the Truth

Screening and Panel

April 17, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Carpenter Center Lecture Hall

24 Quincy Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Thet Sambath, 2013-14 Harvard Scholars at Risk Fellow; Christopher Decherd, Voice of America Khmer Service Chief; and Gregory H. Stanton, Founder and President of Genocide Watch and Founder and Director of the Cambodian Genocide Project. The Discussion will be moderated by Homi Bhabha, Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center.

This event is free and open to the public.

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/beneath-killing-fields-pursuit-truth 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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