Political Film Series

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS, HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

SEMESTER TWO 2013

Mondays, 7pm

Stuart Mason Building: SMB 017

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ALL WELCOME – FREE ENTRY

The PHIR series of loosely defined ‘political films’ continues in Semester Two with the showing of eight powerful films, covering a variety of themes. These include issues of both drug trafficking (Maria, Full of Grace) and drugs policy (The House I live In). There is strong Latin-America dimension to this Semester’s set: two powerful films about civil war, in Nicaragua (Ken Loach’s Carla’s Song) and El Salvador (Innocent Voices); the fate of ‘the disappeared’ is dealt with grippingly by Luis Puenzo in La Historia Oficial. The theme of hate-crime in post-war America is the core of the 1947 classic, Crossfire, while George Clooney’s Ides of March deals with issues of corruption in contemporary US party politics. The final film is a documentary about political conditions in the ‘transition state’ of Moldova.

Date

Film

Director

Year

February 11

Maria Full of Grace

Joshua Marston

2004

February 18

Carla’s Song

Ken Loach

1997

February 25

Innocent Voices

Louis Mandoki

2004

March 4

Crossfire

Edward Dmytryuk

1947

March 11

The Ides of March

George Clooney

2011

April 22

The House I Live In

Eugene Jarecki

2012

April 29

La Historia Oficial

Luis Puenzo

1985

May 6

Moldova – Lost in Transition

Gerald Knaus & Fritz Ofner

2009

 

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