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Films Across Borders: Stories of Resilience & Hope

Films Across Borders showcases critically acclaimed films, documentaries and shorts and from around the world. Co-presented by American University in partnership with embassy cultural organizations, arts institutions and environmental groups, the series focuses on a distinctive timely and compelling theme each year.

Now in its sixth year, Films Across Borders presents ‘Stories of Resilience and Hope.’ The 2020 cinematic series features stories of humans and wildlife -- and the harrowing and heartfelt challenges they face to survive and triumph in all corners of the world. Previous Films Across Borders series have focused on ‘Stories of Water’ (2019); ‘Stories of Women’ (2018); and ‘Stories of Migration’ (2017).

We are pleased to share that the 2020 series will be offered in a virtual format.  Enjoy film screenings, discussions with filmmakers and topical speakers.  Available to all in October and November. Check each listing for specific details.

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2019 Opening Night Coverage:

AU Website

Telemundo News

2020 Schedule

Tues, Oct 6 | 12:00 pm
For Sama(2019, USA)
American University
Tues, Oct 13 | 6:30 pm
Do The Right Thing (1989, USA)
American University
Oct 13 or Oct 14 | TBD
Utopia Revisited(2018, Austria)
Austrian Cultural Forum
TBD | 6:30 pm
Kokota: The Islet of Hope(2016, Tanzania)
Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Tues, Oct 27 | 6:30 pm  
Nomadas (2020, Mexico)
Mexican Cultural Institute and American University
Tues, Nov 10 | 6:30 pm
Serengheti Rules (2018, USA)
American University
TBD Nov | TBD
Last Wild Places: The Americas (2020, USA)
National Geographic and the Environmental Film Festival
TBD  
Push (2019, Sweden)
House of Sweden
 
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