2016 International Education Week Film Series

Sponsored by the CSI Library and the Center for Global Engagement
Monday November 14 through Friday Nov 18, 2016
Library Electronic Theatre, room 1L-103
2 screenings a day (11am and 2pm)
Free- CC CLUE Event

In celebration of International Education Week, the CSI Library and the Center for Global Engagement presents its annual Film Series starting Mon Nov 14, 2016 and ending on Fri Nov 18, 2016. Come for free screenings of 5 socially conscious films that are international in flavor. Screenings are held in room 1L-103 at 11am and 2pm. Film descriptions are below.

2016 International Education Week Movies

The Joy Luck Club
Mon Nov 14
11am & 2pm

U.S.A./China, 1993
Director: Wayne Wang
139 minutes

Through a series of flashbacks, four young Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship. source: Robert Pare, IMDB.com


Iron Lady

Tues Nov 15
11am & 2pm

U.K., 2011
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
104 minutes

Based on the personal and political life story of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. This film depicts an aging Thatcher as she reflects on her life as Prime Minister with the ghost of her deceased husband Denis.


Music of the Heart
Wed Nov 16

11am & 2pm

U.S.A., 1999
Director: Wes Craven
124 minutes

Inspired by the true story of Roberta Guaspari, an East Harlem music teacher who inspires her students to play violin. When her music program is terminated after ten years, she plans a concert fundraiser at Carnegie Hall to re-instate the program.



Thurs Nov 17
11am & 2pm

U.S.A./U.K., 2014
Director: Ava DuVernay
128 minutes

The true story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dangerous campaign to secure equal voting. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Source: W.J. McDermott, IMDB.com


Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids

Fri Nov 18
11am & 2pm

U.S.A./ India, 2004
Dirs: Zana Briski & Ross Kauffman
85 minutes

This documentary takes us on a photographer’s journey into Calcutta’s underworld to photograph the city’s prostitutes. In return, she offers to teach the prostitutes’ children photography so they could document their own lives on the streets of one of the world’s poorest cities.