Institute Film Series

Apr 03 2019

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Directed by the Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako, Timbuktu evokes in a fictional mode the brief occupation of the eponymous historic Malian city by the Islamist armed group Ansar al-Dine, describing the imposition of a strict Sharia law on its Muslim inhabitants. The story...
Mar 06 2019

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
IAS FILM SERIES: CRISIS AND CRITIQUE, curated by the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced StudyWednesday, March 6, 4 PM, Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study In the past decade, the Italian island of Lampedusa, which is situated between Sicily and North...
Feb 05 2019

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Based on the graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, Benjamin Legrand, and Jean-Marc Rochette, Bong Joon-ho’s film is set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been frozen solid in a failed effort to counter the planet’s warming. The catastrophe has left a society in which...
Dec 05 2018

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
A Touch of Sin(2013 :Tian zhu ding天注定)2 hours and 13 minutes.Chinese film-maker Jia Zhang-ke is a leading figure of contemporary Chinese cinema. Best known for his social movies critical of the situation of his country, its inequality and injustices, he has...
Nov 07 2018

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Oct 09 2018

Speaker: Clara Mattei
4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
May 09 2018

Speaker: Alden H. Young
4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
In his voyage across war-ravaged Sudan on his small handmade airplane, Hubert Sauper visits places and people at the time of the partition of the country. We Come As Friends reveals how the two new countries are especially vulnerable to sophisticated forms of...
Apr 05 2018

Speaker: Lee Cassanelli
4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
Stolen Seas is a chilling documentary which explores the current situation of Somalia, a country on the brink, through the phenomenon of piracy. The central focus is the hijacking of the CEC Future, a Danish merchant-ship. Using audio recordings, interviews, found film footage and access to the...
Dec 13 2017

4:00pm | Wolfensohn Hall
From The Banned Countries: a film series curated by the School of Social Science and the School of Historical Studies The film series continues in December with a screening of two Yemeni films from award winning Canadian/Yemeni filmmaker Sara Ishaq. The first, Karama Has No Walls,...
Nov 08 2017

FROM THE BANNED COUNTRIES: A FILM SERIES  curated by the School of Social Science and the School of Historical Studies The Institute Film Series will screen on November 8  the film by Jafar Panahi, Taxi (2015). Jafar Panahi is an influential...