Global Issues Film Festival: A RIVER CHANGES COURSE

Directed by Kalyanee Mam. 83 min.
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance as well as numerous other international awards, A RIVER CHANGES COURSE tells the story of three families in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life. Widely lauded for its lyrical choreography and quiet, unobtrusive style, the film offers no easy answers to the dilemmas of globalization. It makes its case instead by painting an intimate portrait of human lives in transition.

Global Issues Film Festival: BITTER SEEDS

Directed by Micha X. Peled. 88 min.
Winner of the International Documentary Association’s Humanitas Documentary Award, BITTER SEEDS (2011) explores the controversy surrounding GMOs.

Biotechnology is changing how farming is done the world over. Advocates believe the “New Green Revolution” is the only way to provide sufficient food for the world’s growing population while opponents raise environmental concerns and fear that GMOs drive small-scale farmers off the land. Dr. Joy Arbor of the Department of Liberal Studies will facilitated a discussion following the screening.

Global Issues Film Festival: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

Directed by Biyi Bandele. 113 min.

Based on the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this is a saga of love and betrayal set against the 1967-70 Biafran war, when Igbo people mounted a struggle for independence. Features performances by Thandie Newton (Crash, ER), Anika Noni Rose (The Princess & the Frog) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave). Named Best Feature Film at the 17th Annual Zanzibar International Film Festival.
Dr. Ernest Emenyonu, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies at U-M Flint, will lead a discussion at the end of the film.

Student Post: Adventures in Vienna and Brussels

Jan 5, 2015

Student Rachael Cuthbertson's final guest post from her study abroad experience in Europe.

Student Rachael Cuthbertson's final guest post from her study abroad experience in Europe.

Student Post: Traveling through Barcelona

Dec 15, 2014

"We went to some sites that included Casa Bastllo, Casa Mila, and La Sagrada Familia."

"We went to some sites that included Casa Bastllo, Casa Mila, and La Sagrada Familia."

Student Post: Bonjour, Paris!

Dec 8, 2014

"This particular train I took is a special high speed train, and it goes 320 km/hour! No wonder it only takes four hours to get there!"

"This particular train I took is a special high speed train, and it goes 320 km/hour! No wonder it only takes four hours to get there!"

Student Post: Learning the culture in Europe

Nov 21, 2014

"Some things I learned tonight: In Europe, windows open inward not outward; their blinds are able to make a room pitch black, soundproof, and insulated; the lawn is forbidden to be mowed on Sunday."

"Some things I learned tonight: In Europe, windows open inward not outward; their blinds are able to make a room pitch black, soundproof, and insulated; the lawn is forbidden to be mowed on Sunday."

Student Post: Exploring Prague

Nov 17, 2014

"The architecture of the city is just amazing."

"The architecture of the city is just amazing."

Student Post: Climbing through Switzerland

Nov 11, 2014

"I didn’t realize how many new muscles you use when climbing through a mountainous city all day."

"I didn’t realize how many new muscles you use when climbing through a mountainous city all day."

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