Directed by Jacques Dochamps and José Gualinga
2013, Ecuador/Belgium, (61 min);
Will an ancestral song save the Amazon? Threatened by the petroleum industry, the Amazonian people of Sarayaku lead a constant fight for their survival. Inspired by an ancestral shaman song, they commit, in an incredible challenge of universal reach: the Border of Life.
Free and open to the public.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7 pm – Milk: Born into this World, 2015, Canada, (91 min) Director Noemi Weis will present the film and direct the Q&A.
Through an intimate and artistic lens, Milk brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe.
The struggle for social justice applies to far-ranging aspects of our environment, the politics of our bodies, and simply our connections to and interactions with one another. This spring the film series will explore trends in global documentary film.
6:30pm – Abuelas: Grandmothers on a Mission, 2012, Canada/Argentina, directed by Noemi Weis (28 min.)
Interdisciplinary Film Series 2015-16: The Struggle for Social Justice. The programs in Latin American Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies and Women’s Studies have come together to sponsor a year-long documentary film series.The struggle for social justice applies to far-ranging aspects of our environment, the politics of our bodies, and simply our connections to and interactions with one another. This film series will explore trends in US and global documentary film.
Wednesday, October 21 –Abrazos/Embraces (Guatemala, 2014), dir. Luis Argueta, 44 m.
Documentary Film: Forbidden Voices (USA, 2012)
Directed by Barbara Miller, 95 min.
Assumption College's Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies Department and Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program will host a special screening of The Anonymous People, a 2013 feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. An open discussion will follow the film.
Assumption College Women’s Studies Program & Walden Behavioral Care present a screening of the Award-Winning film AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL. Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a two year journey to examine America’s new obsession; physical perfection.