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FedEx GEC Nelson Mandela Auditorium

October 2022

Film Screening • Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020)

October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx GEC Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St NC 27516 United States + Google Map

Join us for a special screening of the 2022 LUX Audience Award-winning film, “Quo Vadis, Aida?” by Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić. The film focuses on Aida, a translator for the United Nations, during the Srebrenica genocide in the summer of 1995. Based on true events, the film tells the story of Aida, an English teacher and translator taking shelter in a United Nations military base operated by Dutch peacekeepers, alongside her husband, two sons, and 30,000 other refugees. As the…

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The Conference: Film Screening & Discussion

October 13 @ 5:30 pm
FedEx GEC Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St NC 27516 United States + Google Map

Featuring Priscilla Layne of the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, Karen Auerbach of the Department of History, Paul B. Jaskot of the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies (Duke University), and Yaron Shemer of the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies. This event is co-sponsored by UNC Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.

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Environmentalism During The Weimar Era

October 27 @ 5:30 pm
FedEx GEC Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St NC 27516 United States + Google Map

Join us for a conversation with Paul Dobryden, Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia, on his new book The Hygienic Apparatus: Weimar Cinema and Environmental Disorder (2022). Christina Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor and German Language Program Director in GSLL as well as President of the North Carolina chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (NCAATG) through 2024, will moderate the Q&A after the lecture. Dobryden’s study traces how the…

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November 2022

Public Film Screening: Zu Weit Weg (Too Far Away, 2019)

November 3 @ 5:30 pm
FedEx GEC Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St NC 27516 United States + Google Map

About the Film 12-year-old Ben and his family must leave their village because of the surface lignite mining in the western region of Germany. Ben has trouble fitting into his new school and equally new soccer club, while his old friends are already moving on. Then Tariq, a young Syrian, is seated next to him in school, and the two slowly bond over their shared interests–and shared losses. Thank you to our following co-sponsors: UNC’s Department of Geography, UNC’s Department…

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