"10 Days Before the Wedding" Screening
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

"10 Days Before the Wedding" Screening

  • Campbell Hall Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States (map)
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The Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures, UVA Global Studies, & UVA Humanitarian Collaborative are delighted to be screening the film 10 DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING (Amr Gamal, 2018, Yemen, Arabic with English subtitles) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1 in Campbell Hall 158 – unexpectedly, on a very short turnaround!  Director Amr Gamal was granted a visa despite the travel ban, and he will be in attendance for a Q&A session to follow the screening of this milestone film.  Shot on location in the seaside city of Aden, it’s the first Yemeni-made feature film, and upon release, it drew an incredible turnout in halls that were converted into makeshift cinemas.    

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Ai Weiwei's "Human Flow" Film Screening
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Ai Weiwei's "Human Flow" Film Screening

“More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.”

Find more info & view the trailer here

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IRC New Roots Photovoice Gallery
Jan
22
to Jan 30

IRC New Roots Photovoice Gallery

The New Roots Photovoice Gallery is the culmination of a collaborative research project between the International Rescue Committee and its participant “co-researchers” in the New Roots program. Through their own photographs, refugee and immigrant farmers explored the question “How has New Roots affected my life?” co-researchers then collaboratively synthesized hundreds of images into the most important and valuable themes and their associated stories. A final exhibit of the artwork and captions will be on view at the CitySpace Gallery (100 5th Street on the Downtown Mall) beginning Tuesday, January 22 until Wednesday, January 30.

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Towards a Better Latin America Exhibition
Nov
12
to Nov 14

Towards a Better Latin America Exhibition

A Venezuelan Journey: The Search For a New Home

Towards a Better Latin America is raising funds for the UNHCR Brazil who is helping thousands of Venezuelans that are leaving their home country as a result of the political, economic and humanitarian turmoil. To many, this migration crisis is known as the “Western Syria.” They have established a fundraising goal of $10,000 to purchase shelter homes designed by the Ikea Foundation and created by Better Shelter

In this exhibit, we will give a glimpse of the current situation that many Venezuelans face as they cross the border to Brazil. Through a sensory experience, we'll explain what is happening in Venezuela, the current migration crisis, and how you can help through Towards a Better Latin America! Learn more about the event here.

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