Thursday, November 30
Opening Event: “Global Media”
8:00 PM, List 120
Speaker: Bill Greene, Award-winning Photojournalist for The Boston Globe
Speaker: James Der Derian, Principal Investigator of the Global Media Project at the Watson Institute for International Studies
To be followed by a reception.
Friday, December 1
Deadline, 90 minutes (2004)
8:00 PM, MacMillan 117
Winner of the Audience Award (2004) at the Black Point Film Festival.
Illinois, Fall 2002: Governor George Ryan faces shocking findings about flaws in his state’s capital punishment system that call his long-held beliefs into question. Suddenly, he must make one of the most difficult decisions of his life—to ignore this disturbing evidence, or to transform the entire Illinois capital punishment system.
Speaker: Phyllis Goldfarb, Boston College Professor of Law
Saturday, December 2
Favela Rising, 80 minutes (2005)
2 PM, Salomon 001
Winner of the International Documentary Association Award (2005), the Audience Award (2005) at the Leeds International Film Festival, and Best New Documentary Filmmaker (2005) at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Favela Rising documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum.
Speaker: Jeff Zimbalist ‘00, Co-Director of Favela Rising
Lord of War, 122 minutes (2005)
4:30 PM, Salomon 001
Based on fact, Lord of War is an action-adventure story which follows the globetrotting exploits of arms dealer Yuri Orlov (Nicholas Cage). Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent (Ethan Hawke), his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world’s most notorious dictators. Finally, Yuri must also face his own conscience.
Media from K11 Project
7 PM, Salomon 001
In 2002, Guy Jacobson, a New York lawyer and investment banker, encountered a group of 5 to 7 year old girls in Phnom Penh trying aggressively to solicit him for prostitution. He vowed to do everything in his power to raise global awareness to this crucial social problem. The K11 Project is the product of that decision - a three-film project (a narrative, and two documentaries) that exposes the real stories of children abducted into the horrifying world of child trafficking and child prostitution.
Speaker: Jesse Sage, Director of the American Anti-Slavery Group
Speaker: Guy Jacobson, Director of Priority Films and Producer of the K11 Project
Sunday, December 3
State of Denial, 86 minutes (2003)
2 PM, Salomon 001
Winner of the Audience Award (2003) at the Florida Film Festival.
State of Denial takes an unprecedented and unflinching look at how the citizens of South Africa are living with the AIDS epidemic, given the climate of confusion and neglect perpetuated by President Mbeki's administration. Producer/Director Elaine Epstein, a native South African who has worked extensively in AIDS and public health, offers a unique insider's look at the complex issues affecting the nearly five million South Africans living with HIV and AIDS. The film offers a moving account of a society struggling to overcome the harsh realities of illness, global healthcare inequities, and government paralysis.
Followed by a Panel on Healthcare in Africa
Black Gold, 76 minutes (2006)
4:30 PM, Salomon 001
In an increasingly global economy, where the profit margins of huge multinational coffee companies continue to rise, prices paid for coffee harvests have reached an all-time low, forcing farmers in some of the world's poorest countries to abandon their once bountiful fields. Black Gold is a moving and eye-opening look into the 80-billion-dollar global coffee industry, where the spoils of overpriced lattes and cappuccinos are sparsely shared with the farmers who make it all possible.
Speaker: Erbin Crowell, Domestic Manager for Equal Exchange
Reception: Fair Trade Coffee Tasting