Film Festival: Focus on Human Trafficking

9Join ArtWorks for Freedom, S-CAR, and the University Libraries on Wednesday, October 18 (on the Arlington campus), to learn about modern slavery and human trafficking. We will be showing two documentaries: The True Cost and Not My Life.

The True Cost, directed by Andrew Morgan, is a story about clothing – about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Not My Life, directed by Robert Bilheimer and narrated by Glenn Close, depicts the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on 5 continents over a period of 4 years, combining testimony from survivors, opinion and analysis from their advocates with vivid depictions of the exploitation, Not My Life is a powerful indictment of the global trade in human beings and the abuse of vulnerable people.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 12pm – 1:45pm (The True Cost and Not My Life) OR 7:30pm – 10pm (The True Cost).

WHERE: 5th floor, Vernon Smith Hall, Arlington Campus (within S-CAR space)

REGISTRATION: Please sign up at https://gmu.libcal.com/event/3628521. The event is free!

A Sea Change: Film Screening

Mason Libraries’ Science & Technology Subject Librarian Team and Roosevelt@Mason are co-sponsoring a screening of “A Sea Change”.  The film will be shown in the Johnson Center Gold Room at 7 p.m. on April 11.

A life-long sportsman and retired educator, Sven Huseby considers himself a well-informed environmentalist. But he is caught by surprise when he reads about the effect of excess carbon dioxide on the ocean in Elizabeth Kolbert’s New Yorker article, “The Darkening Sea.” Sven embarks on a mission to learn more, wrestling with the possibility that his five-year-old grandson Elias will inherit an ocean bereft of the fish which have meant so much to their family. Sven uncovers research on the world’s acidifying seas and its dramatic implications for our culture and economy. Written by Niiijii Films

For more information, please contact Kathy Butler, kbutle18 at gmu.edu.

Pride Week Film Screenings

Celebrate Pride Week!

Dinner + A Movie: “Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger”

  • April 7, 6-9 p.m.  228 Gateway Library
  • Gateway Library is hosting a dinner and a movie for Pride Week 2017.
  • Co-sponsored by Pride Alliance.
  • Free!
  • For more information, please contact Izzie Hunsberger, msibley2 at gmu.edu

Film Screening: “Moonlight”

  • April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.  Johnson Center Cinema
  • 2017 Oscar for Best Picture.
  • Co-sponsored by University Libraries, Film & Media Studies, Film & Video Studies, ODIME, and African & African American Studies.
  • Free!
  • For more information, please contact Patricia West, pwest6 at gmu.edu

Film Screening: City of Trees

CityOfTrees400Please join us for a screening with local roots: City of Trees. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the documentary makers Lance Kramer, Brandon Kramer, and Professor Rutledge Dennis. Mason students, faculty, and staff are all invited to attend.

City of Trees (2015) follows the nonprofit Washington Parks & People, which tries to reduce poverty and violence in Washington, D.C. neighborhoods by improving parks. At the height of the recession, the organization received a stimulus grant to create a “green” job-training program in the hardest hit communities in D.C. This film shows what happens during the two years that the organization had to help unemployed people find jobs and improve parks in their neighborhoods.

This event is presented by Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, Mason Reads, University Libraries, Honors College, Off Campus Student Programs and Services, Center for Climate Change Communication, African and African American Studies, English Department, BSA, DKA, and University Life.

For more information, please visit out the FAMS website or contact gmufams@gmail.com