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Boko Haram: Journey from Evil

Boko Haram: Journey from Evil (2017) Film screening and discussion Thursday, February 22 at 6:30pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Light refreshments in theater lobby before program begins.

This Voice of America feature documentary shows that despite being mired in conflict and nearly a decade of suffering, not all is lost in Nigeria. Film screening (55 min) followed by discussion with VOA Filmmakers Beth MendelsonIbrahim Ahmed, and SOC Dean's Interns who worked as production assistants on the film.

Sponsored by: School of Communication, Voice of America and Film & Media Arts Division.

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.

Environmental Film Festival

Sneak Peek at 2018 Environmental Film Festival in Nation's Capital - March 15-25 Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Reception in theater lobby before program begins.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital is the world's premier showcase of environmentally themed films. In partnership with leading museums, embassies, universities, and theaters, the 26th Annual Festival will present more than 100 films (documentaries, narratives, and animations, as well as shorts and experimental works) selected to advance public understanding and stewardship of the planet. This year's theme, From the Frontlines, will focus on the actions and the passions of those working on the ground. Join Festival Executive Director Maryanne Culpepper for a sneak peek at some of the most exciting new films to be shown this year.

Sponsored by: School of Communication and Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.

Vietnam War PBS Series

The Vietnam War PBS Series - Film Clips & Discussion Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Light Refreshments following program.

SPA Professor Ron Elving with Lynn Novick, program series co-director, and Tricia Reidy, editor. Discussion of "The Vietnam War" series coincides with the 50th anniversary year of the TET Offensive, a military campaign that ultimately resulted in weakening U.S. public support for the war.

Sponsored by: School of Communication and School of Public Affairs

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated. Swoogo: https://american.swoogo.com/TheVietnamWar

SAABA

SAABA Screening & Discussion Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Told from the perspective of five community members in a small town in Burkina Faso, the new six-part docuseries offers a people-centered view of a peace-building effort from an area that draws increasing international attention for its role in combating violent extremism. Produced by Meridian Hill Pictures and Big Mouth Productions, this screening will feature the filmmakers and experts from the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Reception precedes screening at 6:30pm.

Sponsored by: School of Communication and SOC Diversity Committee. 

Free and open to the public. First come, first seated. Eventbrite: https://AUsocSaaba.eventbrite.com.

Chris Palmer

An Evening with Chris Palmer: Best Environmental Feature Films from Hollywood Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00pm
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building

6:30 pm Reception in theater lobby before program begins.

Founder and Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, School of Communication, American University - Film producer Chris Palmer describes, with lots of clips, the best environmental feature films of all time from Hollywood, illustrating his remarks with compelling footage. He will also screen the winners of this year's Eco-Comedy Video Competition, co-sponsored by AU's Center for Environmental Filmmaking and The Nature Conservancy. Chris Palmer and Severn Smith, a top executive at TNC, will celebrate the winners

Sponsored by: Center for Environmental Filmmaking and School of Communication

 

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