CROSSROADS INTERNATIONAL FILM & DISCUSSION SERIES

Watch for information about Spring 2014 programs coming soon!


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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