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Provost Film Series: Walk on Water

Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.

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.

Provost Film Series: The Time that Remains

A humorous heartbreaking film that depicts the life of Palestinian Arabs living as a minority in Israel.

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.

Provost Film Series: Fill the Void

A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arrange levirate marriage to an older widower.

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.

Provost Film Series: A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Tai is 17 years old.  Naim is 20. She’s Israeli. He’s Palestinian. She lives in Jerusalem. He lives in Gaza. Only 60 miles separate them but how many bombings, check-points, sleepless nights and bloodstained days stand between them?

All movies will be sown in the Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University. Free of charge and open to the Monmouth university community and the general public.

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: The Flowers of War

Zhang Yimou’s “The Flowers of War” (2011) (R) A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan’s rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

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.