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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 (Tentative)

Tues, Oct 6 | 12:00 pm
For Sama(2019, USA)
American University
Fri Oct 9 - Mon Oct 12
I Go Gaga, My Dear(2018, Japan)
Japan Information and Culture Center
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
Fri Nov 6 - Mon Nov 9
Inland Sea(2018, Japan)
Japan Information and Culture Center
Tues, Nov 10 | 6:30 pm
Serengheti Rules (2018, USA)
American University
Last Wild Places: Rewilding the Americas (2020, USA)
National Geographic and the Environmental Film Festival
Push (2019, Sweden)
House of Sweden
FAB Partner Logos 2020