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World Cinema Series: Zelary

Ondrej Trojan’s “Zelary” (2003) (R) A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940’s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time stopped 150 years ago, agrees to hide her as his wife.

World Cinema Series: A Woman in Berlin

World Cinema Series

(formerly the Provost’s Film Series)

2014-2015

“A World at War, 1937-1945:
Triumph, Tragedy, Memory, and Myth”

With the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015, Monmouth University is pleased to present five films on the life-and-death decisions that people made in the invaded countries to survive in the war, defend their homeland and beliefs, and protect their families. Collectively, the films show episodes of resistance, collaboration, and heroism in addition to the legacy of the global war for the later 20th century and our current century as well.

All movies will be shown in the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University.

Free of charge and open to the Monmouth University community and the general public.

Host: Dr. Thomas S. Pearson, Professor, Department of History & Anthropology

“A Woman in Berlin”

Discussant: Dr. Frederick McKitrick
Associate Professor, History & Anthropology

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

7:30 p.m.

Max Faberbock’s “A Woman in Berlin” (Unrated): A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.


Organized by the Office of Global Initiatives

World Cinema Series: Ida

World Cinema Series

(formerly the Provost’s Film Series)

2014-2015

“A World at War, 1937-1945:
Triumph, Tragedy, Memory, and Myth”

With the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015, Monmouth University is pleased to present five films on the life-and-death decisions that people made in the invaded countries to survive in the war, defend their homeland and beliefs, and protect their families. Collectively, the films show episodes of resistance, collaboration, and heroism in addition to the legacy of the global war for the later 20th century and our current century as well.

All movies will be shown in the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University.

Free of charge and open to the Monmouth University community and the general public.

Host: Dr. Thomas S. Pearson, Professor, Department of History & Anthropology

“Ida”

Part of the Global Understanding Convention

Discussant: Dr. Susan Douglass
Specialist Professor, History & Anthropology

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

7:30 p.m.

Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida” (PG-13) – Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960’s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.


Organized by the Office of Global Initiatives

A World at War, 1937-1945: Triumph, Tragedy, Memory, and Myth

This event WILL be held as scheduled.

“A World at War, 1937-1945:

Triumph, Tragedy, Memory, and Myth”

With the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II coming up on May 8, 2015, Monmouth University is pleased to present five films on the life-and-death decisions that people made in the invaded countries to survive in the war, defend their homeland and beliefs, and protect their families. Collectively, the films show episodes of resistance, collaboration, and heroism in addition to the legacy of the global war for the later 20th century and our
current century as well.

All movies will be shown in the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University free of charge and open to the Monmouth University community and the general public.</p>

Host:  Dr. Thomas S. Pearson – Professor, Department of History & Anthropology

The second film in the series:

“In The Fog”

Discussant: Dr. Kevin Dooley – Dean, Honors School and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & Sociology

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:30 pm
Pollak Theatre
Monmouth University

Sergei Loznitsa’s “In The Fog” (2012) (Unrated)

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choices.

Organized by the Office of Global Initiatives

World Cinema Series: El Norte

Gregory Nava’s “El Norte” (1983) (R) Mayan Indian peasants escaping labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better.

World Cinema Series: Brick Lane

Sarah Gavron’s “Brick Lane” (2007) (PG-13). A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is quietly dying.

World Cinema Series: When We Leave

Feo Aladag’s “When We Leave” (2010) (unrated). Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.

World Cinema Series: Monsieur Lazhar

Philippe Falardeau’s “Monsieur Lazhar” (2011) (PG-13). At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

World Cinema Series: Tangerines

Zaza Urushadze’s “Tangerines” (2013) (not rated).War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region in 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

World Cinema Series: The Official Story

World Cinema Series
2016-2017

“Breaking the Silence,
Confronting the Past”

A global look at five filmmakers who defy repressive
regimes and their “official line” to promote human freedom, historical truth,
and social justice


“The Official Story” (Director: Luiz Puenzo, Argentina
1985)

After
the end of the Dirty War, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the
mother of her adopted daughter is. Not Rated 
(112 minutes)
 

(Director: Luiz Puenzo, Argentina 1985)

Organized by the Office for
Global Education

All synopses are based on
IMdB website