This year's annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival will feature eight films from around the world and focus on “Imagining Empire: A Global Retrospective”, a broad lens that looks at some of the historical and contemporary geopolitical and socioeconomic contexts of “empire.”
Festival dates: June 17th to August 26th.
Time: Films start at 7 p.m., followed by post-screening discussion
Location: Braun Corner, Room 105, 450 Serra Mall (campus map)
Admission: Free and open to the community.
More Info: https://sgs.stanford.edu/2015-Film-Festival
FILMS IN JULY:
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
“The Battle of Algiers” (1966) by Gillo Pontecorvo (French, Arabic, English)
Moderator: Dan Edelstein | Sponsored by the France-Stanford Center/Mediterranean Studies Forum
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
“The Chess Players (Shatranj Ke Khiladi)” (1977) by Satyajit Ray (Urdu/English/Hindi)
Moderator: Sangeeta Mediratta | Sponsored by the Center for South Asia
In 1856, two obsessive chess players fail to notice British rule extending into their Indian province.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
“Timbuktu” (2014) by Abderrahmane Sissako (French/Arabic/Bambara/English/Songhay)
Moderator: Laura Hubbard | Sponsored by the Center for African Studies
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives--which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith--abruptly disturbed.