Austin Peay ‘World Film Festival’ explores ‘the other in us’
Austin Peay State University’s fifth “World Film Festival,” which makes available to the community and APSU students a series of films from around the world and from diverse languages, starts Monday, Feb. 4.
“It is a rare opportunity to watch and discuss recent movies produced internationally and the contents of which students would not otherwise be typically exposed to,” Dr. Christopher Konkobo, associate professor of French and francophone studies, said. “Such exposure to foreign cultures prepares our students to start a dialogue with their peers and faculty members about the expectations and challenges of global citizenry.”
The festival’s theme this year is “The Other in Us.”
The festival starts at 5 p.m. Feb. 4 with a showing of “Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts,” an Indonesian film about a woman’s redemption and empowerment after she’s the victim of theft and rape. All the movies in the festival will be in the Morgan University Center’s Room 307.
Other films are:
- “Bound: Africans vs. African Americans,” United States, 5 p.m. Feb. 11
- “The Insult,” Lebanon, 5 p.m. Feb. 18
- “La Soledad,” Venezuela, 5 p.m., Feb. 25
- “Black Girl,” Senegal, 5 p.m. March 11
All films have English subtitles and are free.
The festival is made possible thanks to a Student Academic Success Initiative grant, support from the Department of Languages & Literature and the APSU international studies minor.
For more information, contact Konkobo at firstname.lastname@example.org.