The United Nations Association Film Festival, a traveling international documentary film festival, will be taking place at Carroll University November 14. All films are free and open to the public. Students who attend will receive a Convocation Point.
9 a.m.TOMORROW; TAKE CONCRETE STEPS TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
France/Germany/Kasazhstan/India/UK/US 2017 (120 mins.)
Tomorrow is an inspiring documentary that presents concrete solutions implemented throughout the world by hundreds of communities on the future of humanity and the environment—a sustainable future. Constructive and creative solutions to climate change issues in agriculture, economics, energy and education.
Mexico 2017 (32 mins.)
Tells the stories of two deported US military veterans living in Tijuana. Stuck in Mexico, Army combat veteran Mauricio Hernández struggles to find adequate treatment for his severe PTSD, while former paratrooper Hector Barajas fights to reunite with his daughter in LA, and raise awareness about deported veterans.
WITHOUT COUNTRY / SIN PAIS
Guatemala / US 2010 (47 mins.)
Winner of a Student Academy Award. Explores an undocumented family's complex and emotional journey involving deportation.
HOTEL EVEREST: ONE STEP AT A TIME
Israel / Palestine 2015 (38 mins.)
A documentary about individuals who have the courage to overcome ancient hatreds,fear and mistrust to strive for self-determination and peace. It follows the story of Israelis and Palestinians who come together to understand the humanity in “the other,” and forge connections that promote empathy, understanding and, in their wildest hopes, peace. This film is not a historical account of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict but a contemporary, experiential film about living within it.
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: CLOSE TO HOME
US 2013 (16 mins.)
An overview of the inspirational life of Eleanor Roosevelt as champion of social justice and racial equality. The film introduces viewers to Val-Kill, the home of this extraordinary American who became a world leader in human rights and creator of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
US 2017 (74 mins.)
An in-depth look at the life and work of Cherokee Nation chief, Wilma Mankiller. She overcame sexism to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief. Through archival footage and interviews, MANKILLER examines the life of one of the country’s most important woman leaders.
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US
Japan / US 2017 (47 mins.)
This documentary film retells the history of the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese. As the film demonstrates, the registration and incarceration of Japanese Americans was one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in American history. The U.S. government lied about the threat of espionage to justify the incarceration.
Afghanistan / US 2008 (90 mins.)
The story of a woman who took the first fragile promise of democracy in Afghanistan and dared to run for president. Her story is irresistable. Her courage is contagious.
Mexico / US 2014 (71 mins.)
Tells the story of one artist’s inspiring attempt to draw attention to the perilous situation coral reefs currently face worldwide.
With questions, please contact Dr. Elena de Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org.