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The Second Mother

Monmouth University Global Education Office presents World Cinema Series 2019-2020 – “Women: Power and Identity”. A global cinematic survey of women as leaders of change in patriarchal cultures through their engagement in community, national politics, and film.

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.(Director: Anna Muylaert, 2015)

This event is part of Hispanic American Heritage Month

Rated R
1 hour 52 minutes

Lemon Tree

Monmouth University Global Education Office presents World Cinema Series 2019-2020 – “Women: Power and Identity”. A global cinematic survey of women as leaders of change in patriarchal cultures through their engagement in community, national politics, and film.

The story of a Palestinian widow who must defend her lemon tree field when a new Israeli Defense Minister moves next to her and threatens to have her lemon grove torn down. (Director: Eran Riklis, 2008)

Not rated
1 hour 46 minutes

The Eagle Huntress

Monmouth University Global Education Office presents World Cinema Series 2019-2020 – “Women: Power and Identity”. A global cinematic survey of women as leaders of change in patriarchal cultures through their engagement in community, national politics, and film.

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress. (Director: Otto Bell, 2016)

Rated: G
1 hour 27 minutes

Mustang

Monmouth University Global Education Office presents World Cinema Series 2019-2020 – “Women: Power and Identity”. A global cinematic survey of women as leaders of change in patriarchal cultures through their engagement in community, national politics, and film.

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. (Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015)

Rated: PG-13
1 hour 37 minutes

Persepolis

Monmouth University Global Education Office presents World Cinema Series 2019-2020 – “Women: Power and Identity”. A global cinematic survey of women as leaders of change in patriarchal cultures through their engagement in community, national politics, and film.

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. (Directors: Vincent ParonnaudMarjane Satrapi, 2007)

Rated: PG-13
1 hour 36 minutes

Provost Film Series: Scheherazade: Tell Me a Story

SCHEHERAZADE: TELL ME A STORY (Not Rated)

Karim and Hebba are a young married and loving couple. Both have
great careers. Karim is just about to be appointed as editor-in-chief of
the greatest governmental newspaper. Hebba is the hostess of much
appreciated TV programs about female victims, e.g., daughters who are
buried alive because of improper behavior, people drowning when
attempting illegal immigration to Europe. Karim is told that he will
only be appointed if his wife avoids political topics. He does persuade
her to make programs on ordinary people instead. But her “non-political”
programs will become even more repugnant to the authorities.

Panelist: Dr. Maysa Hayward, dean of E-Learning, Ocean County College

Caravanserai: Made in Pakistan

Made in Pakistan (Not Rated)

 An insider’s look into “The Most Dangerous Country in the World” as labeled by a cover story in Newsweek on
October 29, 2007. The documentary follows the lives of four Pakistani
individuals who defy this prevailing stereotype of the country by the
very choices they have made in their lives. They are working
professionals—two women entrepreneurs, a politician, and a lawyer. These
four individuals represent a multifaceted Pakistan—a country where
politics, religion, debate, tradition, and fashion intermingle—where one
definition of an Islamic State no longer holds true.

Panelists: Nasir Khan, film director and Mohammed Sheikh, graduate student, Monmouth University

Provost Film Series: Rachida

RACHIDA (Not Rated)

A look at terrorism in Algeria in the 1990s through the eyes of Rachida,
a teacher in one of the school districts. The film digs into the life
of a woman in the Sunni Muslim patriarchal culture and the day-to-day
living with anxiety and fear as bands of guerrilla thugs roam the
streets. Panelists: Dr. Nancy Mezey, director, Institute for Global
Understanding and Dr. Saliba Sarsar, professor of political science,
Monmouth University

Provost Film Series: Under the Bombs

Under the Bombs (Not Rated)

In
the wake of Israel’s 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman
finds her way into the country convincing a taxi cab driver to take a
risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her
son. Panelists: Dr. Azzam Elayan, lecturer in chemistry, Monmouth
University and Dr. Saliba Sarsar, professor of political science,
Monmouth University

Provost Film Series: Camp de Thiaroye

Camp de Thiaroye

In this semi-autobiographical film by Ousmane Sembene, black
soldiers help to defend France in the Algerian War, but are detained in
prison camp before being repatriated home.