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Films Across Borders: Stories of Water

The International Cinema Series (ICS) began in 2014 as a partnership between American University School of Communication and the National Gallery of Art to bring classic and contemporary art films from around the world to the AU community. Through screenings, filmmaker discussions, and unique intorductions by critics and academics, the ICS film and discussion series encourages viewers to learn more about the featured films and the issues raised by the filmmaker.

Now in it's fifth year, AUSOC has been joined by the School of International Service, School of Public Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Kogod School of BusinessCenter for Media & Social Impact, Women & Politics Institute, and AU Abroad to co-host selected ICS films on campus during the fall semester. In addition, the ICS partnership has expanded to include embassy cultural institutions, film arts organizations and related interested groups.

Each year ICS partners chose a film theme related to a major issue of our time and each partner curates and hosts related films in their venue. The 2018 series, Films Across Borders: Stories of Women, highlighted international stories of, by, and about women as portrayed through dramatic features, documentaries and shorts. Through panel events and post-screening discussions, experts engaged with the audience to answer questions and further explore the issues. The 25+ ICS films were presented from October to December in partner venues around the city.

During Fall 2017, ICS presented Films Across Borders: Stories of Migration -- two dozen narrative films and documentaries that showcased inspiring stories of courage, hope and determination displayed by immigrants and refugees.

ICS partners chose Films Across Borders: Stories of Water for the focus of the 2019 film series which will be screened during the fall semester. 

For additional information about ICS film programs, please contact Sharon Metcalf or Lydia Schindler.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RBG - Opening Night Film & Reception

6:30 pm Friday, October 5

6:00 pm Reception

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Naila and the Uprising

Naila and the Uprising

7 pm Wednesday, November 14

6:30 pm Reception

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Faces Places

Faces Places

7 pm Wednesday, December 5

6:30 pm Reception

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