Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Film Fridays: This Is Home

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This Is Home is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland.  When the newly imposed travel ban adds further complications, their resilience is put to the test. Through humor and heartbreak, this universal story illuminates what it’s like to start over.

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Film Fridays: The Interpreters
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Film Fridays: The Interpreters

Join us Friday, March 8th at 6:30 PM for the screening of “The Interpreters”, a documentary that sheds light on the life of over 50,000 interpreters who helped protect U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The Interpreters” follows Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who worked with U.S. forces, and who are now targeted by insurgents as a result. The thanklessness of the job turned out to be worse when the U.S. proved reluctant to help them and their families evacuate and relocate. This is the story of how they are rebuilding their lives, told through the personal experiences of three interpreters.

Watch the film trailer here: https://vimeo.com/270563253

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Andres Caballero (J-school alum ‘11) and Sofian Khan. This event is free and open to the public. There will be pizza! #cjsfridays.

Sponsored by the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards and the Documentary Program.

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Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Film Fridays: On Her Shoulders (a 2019 duPont-Columbia Award winner)

With deep compassion and an elegant eye, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach is a fly on the wall in the fast-paced world of this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of her Yazidi people in Northern Iraq and escaped slavery at the hands of ISIS. Don’t miss this gorgeous, aching, inspiring film about the newest Nobel Peace Prize winner. Q & A afterwards with filmmaker Alexandria Bombach.

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Film Fridays: Divide And Conquer
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Film Fridays: Divide And Conquer

  • Columbia Journalism School Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor (map)
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Join us for a screening of Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes, the untold story of the political kingmaker who created Fox News, kicked off the #MeToo movement and helped elect Donald Trump. Q & A with Director Alexis Bloom.

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