"Harvest of Empire" is the first of Interdisciplinary Film Series Peacebuilding: Challenges and Opportunities films for Spring 2017. Based on historian Juan González’ book, this film examines the role that U.S. military and corporate intervention in Latin America played in triggering massive waves of migration from Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. (USA, 2012) dirs. Peter Gerzels and Eduardo López, 1 h. 30 m.
Set in the vast, mountainous beauty of Missoula, Montana, BEYOND THE DIVIDE is a feature-length documentary film about war, peace, and the courage to find common ground.
Assumption College’s Interdisciplinary Film Series, Peacebuilding: Challenges and Opportunities, will address some of the promises and challenges of peacebuilding as they apply to far-ranging aspects of our social and natural environments. Rivers of Men (Ríos de Hombres) [Mexico & Bolivia, 2011, dir. Tin Dirdamal, 77 m.] highlights the legend, the details and the lie surrounding the Bolivian city that went to war over water.
The film takes us hand-in-hand into the world of a man who suddenly discovers how thin the line between well-being and poverty truly is....
Gina and Marco are living in the suburbs of Rome; they meet on a very special day, their first day at work……
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.