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SIS Film Series

The School of International Service, 3rd Thursdays film series, fosters global understanding through an engaging lineup of documentary films provided by Washington, D.C. embassies. The films are screened in the Abramson Family Founders Room at the School of International Service on the third Thursday of each month. The September film screening of the SIS film series will take place on September 19th at 6:15 p.m. Join us for light refreshments at 6:15pm followed by the screening at 6:30pm.

Chef Geoff's, a local New Mexico Avenue bistro a few doors down from SIS, is offering a complimentary glass of wine or dessert to 3rd Thursday film goers.

October- “Les Arrivants”

SIS FILM Les Arrivants

Les Arrivants

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 6:15pm
Location: Abramson Family Founders Room
SIS will screen a film from the Embassy of France titled, “Les Arrivants.”     

Les Arrivants profiles of a pair of French social workers, Caroline and Colette, and the immigrants that pass through their office. Caroline and Colette are eager to help the thousands of immigrants that travel to France searching for asylum or a better way of life. Filmmakers Patrice Chagnard and Claudine Bories follow the struggles of these two women as they grapple with the meager resources and the restrictive policies of the government’s immigration department.

Les Arrivants was an official selection at the 2010 Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival.



The School of International Service is located at the intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues. Parking is free in the SIS garage after 5 p.m.

Visit Chef Geoff's Restaurant after the film and receive one free dessert or glass of wine with any entree. Each guest must bring the certificate distributed during the film to redeem the deal. All details are listed on the certificate.

Chef Geoff's is just a five minute walk from the university.

3201 New Mexico Ave.
Washington, DC 20016