CROSSROADS INTERNATIONAL FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES

3rd Annual Crossroads International Film and Discussion Series- April to June 2014

Tuesday, April 29 - 7 PM


THE SQUARE 
The Oscar-nominated documentary telling the inside story of the Egyptian revolution

Discussion following the film with scholar Nabil Migalli


11 S. Main Street, Concord NH 03301
~Beer, wine, sandwiches, drinks & snacks are available for purchase from concession stand

Free and open to the public;
Advance registration required


** Please consider supporting this free global education program for the public with a $10 donation per ticket or joining Red River Theatres and the Council as a member!**

SPONSORED BY THE MAYER FOUNDATION

PRESENTED BY:

  


ABOUT THE FILM:



The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. This film is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.

ABOUT NABIL MIGALLI
Nabil Migalli is a native of Egypt and has been a resident of Manchester, NH for thirty-two years. He completed much of his schooling in Cairo at Cairo University, Cairo School of Social Work, National Center for Social and Criminological Research, and the Institute of National Planning. Migalli is currently a trainer, consultant, and interpreter, as well as the President of the Arab-American Forum (a New Hampshire-based educational organization). In the past, Migalli has given presentations on diversity, human rights, and Arab and Islamic topics. Since the Revolution, he has also kept in contact with Egypt via media, personal relationships, and visitations of which he met with political figures and participation in demonstrations.

Tuesday, May 13 - 7 PM



FORBIDDEN VOICES 
A documentary that pays homage to the women TIME Magazine considers among the world’s most influential voices on violations of human rights

Panel discussion following the film with scholar Filiz Otucu


11 S. Main Street, Concord NH 03301
~Beer, wine, sandwiches, drinks & snacks are available for purchase from concession stand

Free and open to the public;
Advance registration required


** Please consider supporting this free global education program for the public with a $10 donation per ticket or joining Red River Theatres and the Council as a member!**

SPONSORED BY THE MAYER FOUNDATION

PRESENTED BY:

  


ABOUT THE FILM:


Their voices are suppressed, prohibited and censored. But world-famous bloggers Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are not frightened of their dictatorial regimes. These fearless women stand for a new, networked generation of modern rebels. In Cuba, China and Iran their blogs shake the foundations of the state information monopoly – putting their lives at great risk. 

Barbara Miller’s film FORBIDDEN VOICES accompanies these brave young rebels on their dangerous journey and trace their use of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to denounce and combat the violations of human rights and freedom of speech in their countries – thereby triggering international resonance by building up enormous political pressure.

ABOUT FILIZ OTUCU:

Filiz Otucu is an Associate professor of Political Science at PSU where she specializes in International Relations, the Middle Eastern Politics, and the United Nations. Dr. Otucu received her Ph.D. (2004) from the Department of Political Science at the University of Kentucky, her M.A. (1995) from University of Central Oklahoma and her B.A.in International Relations from Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Otucu teaches courses on politics and conflict in the Middle East, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Political Islamic Fundamentalism as well as a course called “Model United Nations.” She has conducted field research in Black Sea and South-Eastern regions of Turkey, looking at the causes of severe-ethnic violence between the Turks and the Kurds and lack of it between the Turks and the Lazes. She has led student delegations to different parts of the world, including Puebla (Mexico), the Hague (the Netherland), Taipei (Taiwan), Quito (Ecuador), London (U.K.) and Singapore. Dr. Otucu advises PSU Model UN student organization, and with her students, every Spring, hosts a High School Model UN Conference at PSU Campus.

Tuesday, June 10 - 7 PM



Putin's Kiss 
Sundance's Best Cinematography award-winning film that explores the complexity that pervades modern Russia – all of which is exemplified in the story of a young girl who, as the film progresses, grows up and learns to stand on her own two feet.

Panel discussion following the film with Colonel Lionel Ingram


11 S. Main Street, Concord NH 03301
~Beer, wine, sandwiches, drinks & snacks are available for purchase from concession stand

Free and open to the public;
Advance registration required


** Please consider supporting this free global education program for the public with a $10 donation per ticket or joining Red River Theatres and the Council as a member!**

SPONSORED BY THE MAYER FOUNDATION

PRESENTED BY:

  


ABOUT THE FILM:

Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to The Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians. We meet 19-year-old Marsha, a Nashi commissar and spokesperson.  Marsha, a young and ambitious girl, seduced by the energy of the movement, the future prospects and opportunities that this organization would be able to provide, joined the Nashi at the age of 15. Marsha belongs to the educated, well-mannered and well-spoken part of Nashi. But according to the opposition, Nashi also has a radical wing that is secretly responsible for threats and violent attacks against anyone who doesn’t agree with Putin. She meets people with other political views including the journalist Oleg Khasin with whom she debates on television. Although they passionately disagree, Marsha and Oleg become close friends. Marsha’s new acquaintances soon get her in trouble with Nashi and when “unknown perpetrators” attack Oleg Kashin, she realizes that she has to make a stand.


SPECIAL FILM TOUR OF NEW DOCUMENTARY

The Refugees of Shangri-La



In the shadow of the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan’s lofty ideal of Gross National Happiness hide 107,000 refugees, who were pushed out of their country as their peaceful kingdom turned against them. After twenty years living in bamboo huts and barbed wire encampments in Nepal; the “Refugees of Shangri-la” break a solution-less cycle and brave a new course, to seek a future in America.



If interested in showing this documentary, contact director Doria Bramante at doriabramante@gmail.com

Additional Showings Coming Soon!




RESOURCES

Miss one of our films? Want to learn more about an issue raised by a speaker? Here is a list of resources we gathered to go with each of the programs in our recent Crossroads series.

WAR WITCH (Issues: child soldiers, recovery after conflict, human rights)

Websites

· Second Chance Africa  · Human Rights Watch  · Amnesty International · UNICEF  · International Rescue Committee

Books/Reports

· A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

· War Child: A Child Soldier's Story by Emmanuel Jal and Megan Lloyd Davies

· They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers by Romeo Dallaire

· Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda’s Children by Faith J. H. McDonnell and Grace Akallo

· Tamil Tigress: My Story as a Child Soldier in Sri Lanka’s Bloody Civil War by Niromi de Soyza

· No Place for Children: Child Recruitment, Forced Marriage, and Attacks on Schools in Somalia, a report by Human Rights Watch, February 20, 2012

 

NOT MY LIFE (Issues:human trafficking, modern slavery)

The Polaris Project; NH Commission to Combat Human Trafficking; NH Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence


PAST CROSSROADS SERIES
2013

FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM

APRIL - JULY 2013

RED RIVER THEATERS


TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Girl Rising

Speakers: Nancy Van Sciver, Education for All Children; Augusta Thompson, 10x10; Shabana Basij-Rasikh, School of Leadership, Afghanistan





TUESDAY, MAY 21

Not My Life

Speaker: Jennifer Durant, NH Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence




TUESDAY, JUNE 18
Salaam Dunk
Speakers: Corri Wilson, SNHU & Catherine Rielly, Rubia, Inc.






Tuesday, July 16
War Witch
Speakers: Dina Solomon & Jerold White, Second Chance Africa

PRESENTED BY:
Red River Theatres

SPONSORED BY:
The Mayer Foundation
World Affairs Councils of America
Carlson & the Carlson Family Foundation

SERIES DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  Different cultures, religions and countries have different values and beliefs.  Our country and global organizations like the UN work to promote human rights, especially for women and children.

· What do you believe are the basic rights inherent to all human beings?

· What obligation do we have to combat or transform traditional values to promote human rights?

· How far should the international community go? What methods should we use? Education? Enforcement? Intervention?

 

2012


THE PRICE OF PROGRESS

RED RIVER THEATRES

September - November 2012

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Earth Made of Glass

Speakers: James Waller, Keene State College & Deborah Scranton, Director


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Position Among the Stars

Speaker: Peng-Khuan Chong, Plymouth State University

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Last Train Home

Speaker: Chris Reardon, University of New Hampshire


PRESENTED BY:

Red River Theatres

SPONSORED BY:

New Hampshire Humanities Council

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

~ What is the price of progress?

~ What effects of modernization has your family, culture or country experienced?

~ What value does your family, culture, or country place on material goods? How did the economic recession affect how you feel about those values?

~ How did the economic recession affect your definition of the “American Dream?” What is the version of the “American Dream” in the country showcased in this film?



PAST FILMS

FEBRUARY 2012

MADE IN PAKISTAN


THE FORGOTTEN REFUGEES


DECEMBER 2010

VOICES UNVEILED:
TURKISH WOMEN WHO DARE


NOVEMBER 2010


AHLAAM


SEPTEMBER 2010

OUR SUMMER IN TEHRAN
 
 


   
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