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Oct 1328

OCT 1328

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

FILMING AT THE BORDERS: MIGRATING TO EUROPE TODAY

6:30 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

FILMING AT THE BORDERS: MIGRATING TO EUROPE TODAY

A special film series organized by the Columbia Maison Française and curated by Nora Philippe

This timely film series will be enriched by the presence of most of the directors, joined in discussion about their films by invited Columbia faculty. The series invites dialogue about the urgent topic of migration and about the role images and narratives play in bringing it to our awareness.

Schedule of screenings
Unless otherwise noted, screenings will be held at the Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University (main campus entrance at 116th St and Broadway)

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 PM
Stop-Over (L’Escale) by Kaveh Bakhtiari
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100 min. Genre: Documentary. French-Swiss co-production. Filmed in Greece. Languages: Farsi, Greek, English, with English subtitles.
Film screening followed by panel discussion with director Kaveh Bakhtiari and Professor Seyla Benhabib, moderated by Nora Philippe.

Friday, October 14, 6:30 PM
The Messengers (Les Messagers) by Hélène Crouzillat and Laetitia Tura
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2017, 70 min. Genre: Documentary. French production. Filmed in: Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, France. Languages: French, Arabic, Spanish, Pulaar, with English subtitles.
Film Screening followed by discussion with director Laetitia Tura, Professor Madeleine Dobie, and Professor Jérôme Game.

The screening of Les Messagers will be preceded by a short film:
Border by Laura Waddington
2004, 24 min. Genre: video art. French/English co-production. Filmed in France. Language: English.

Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 PM
Hope by Boris Lojkine
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2015, 86 min. Genre: Fiction, Drama. French production. Filmed in Morocco. Languages: French, English, Arabic, Lingala, Wolof, and more, with English subtitles.
Film screening followed by discussion with director Boris Lojkine and Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne, moderated by Nora Philippe.

Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 PM
May They Rest in Revolt (Qu’ils reposent en révolte) by Sylvain George
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2011, 153 min. Genre: Documentary essay. French production. Filmed in France. Languages: French, English, Arabic, Farsi, Eritrean, with English subtitles.
Film screening followed by discussion with director Sylvain George and Jane Gaines, moderated by Nora Philippe.

Thursday, October 20, 6:30 PM
Burn the Sea (Brûle la mer) by Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache
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2014, 75 min. Genre: Documentary. French production. Filmed in: Tunisia, Italy, France. Languages: Arabic, French, with English subtitles.
Film screening followed by discussion with directors Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache and Professor Etienne Balibar, moderated by Nora Philippe.

*THIS SCREENING IS NOT TAKING PLACE AT THE MAISON FRANCAISE.
It will take place at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas (1886 Broadway). For ticket information visit www.lincolnplazacinema.com.
Friday, October 21
Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)
by Gianfranco Rosi
2016, 109 min. Genre: Documentary/fiction. Italian-French co-production. Filmed in: Italy. Language: Italian, with English subtitles.
Film screening at followed by discussion with director Gianfranco Rosi. This October 21 screening is the U.S. Premiere of Fire at Sea.

Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 PM
Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki
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2011, 93 min. Genre: Fiction, Drama. Finnish-German-French co-production. Filmed in France. Language: French, with English subtitles.
The film screening will be preceded by an introduction by Professor Annette Insdorf.

Wednesday, October 26, 4:00 PM
Welcome to Refugeestan (Bienvenue au Réfugistan) by Anne Poiret
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2016, 71 min. Genre: TV Investigative Documentary. French production. Filmed in: Tanzania, Jordan, Greece, Kenya, Switzerland, France. Languages: French, Arabic, and more, with English subtitles.
U.S. Premiere

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 PM
School of Babel (La Cour de Babel) by Julie Bertuccelli
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2013, 89 min. Genre: Documentary. French production. Filmed in Paris, France. Languages: French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and more, with English subtitles.
Film screening followed by discussion with director Julie Bertuccelli and Professor Emmanuelle Saada.

Friday, October 28, 6:30 PM
Special Flight (Vol Spécial) by Fernand Melgar
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2011, 100 min. Genre: Documentary. Swiss production. Language: French, with English subtitles.
Film screening followed by discussion with Professor Bernard Harcourt, and Nicolas Fischer, moderated by Nora Philippe. Director Fernand Melgar will join the discussion by skype from Geneva.


*Filming at the Borders: Migrating to Europe Today was curated by Nora Philippe and is presented by the Columbia Maison Française. Co-sponsors at Columbia University are the Maison Française, European Institute, the European Union's Getting to Know Europe Program, School of the Arts, MA in Film Studies – School of the Arts, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Theory, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Alliance Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Institute of African Studies, and Columbia Global Centers – Europe.


Support for this film series has been generously provided by the Knapp Family Foundation, the Paul LeClerc Centennial Fund, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., LaScam, Unifrance, the Institut français and the European Union's Getting to Know Europe Program.

 

FILMING AT THE BORDERS: MIGRATING TO EUROPE TODAY