One World Film Festival


Location: Hesburgh Library/Carey Auditorium


ONE WORLD: The International Development Film Festival

The International Development Research Council, in concert with the Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Center for Social Concerns, the Latin American Studies Program, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, will be hosting an International Development Film Festival in the Carey Auditorium at the Hesburgh Library. Films from different regions of the world will be shown November 14-15, 2009, with selections from Africa, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, and South Asia. E-mail for more information.

Refreshments will be served between each film.

Saturday, November 14th

12:00 PM: The Blood of Yingzhou District
Directed by Ruby Yang (China)
An Oscar-winning documentary depicting a year in the life of children in the Province of Anhui in China, who have lost their parents to AIDS. Traditional obligations to family and village collide with terror of the disease.

1:30 PM: City of God
Directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund (Brazil)
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Sunday, November 15th

1:00 PM: Fuse
Directed by Pjer Zalica (Bosnia)
Two years after the Bosnian civil war, a town that is slowly rebuilding itself must whip together a democracy when it’s announced the U.S. President Bill Clinton might be paying a visit.

4:00 PM: Salaam Bombay!
Directed by Mira Nair (India)
An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this is a gritty look into the underbelly and plight of Bombay’s poor street children, who call the gutters of its filthy urban streets home.

7:00 PM: The Constant Gardener
Directed by Fernando Meirelles (Kenya/United Kingdom)
In this Oscar-winning film, a widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife’s murder, big business, and corporate corruption.