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CFCC Humanities Department to Host Virtual International Film Festival March 2 – 4

WILMINGTON, NC — CFCC’s Humanities Department will host a virtual International Film Festival on March 2-4.

The three-film festival can be accessed through cfcc.edu/filmfest .

“We aren’t going to let a world-wide pandemic prevent us from providing our students and the community with a cultural opportunity,” said Lucinda McNamara, humanities department chair. “This year we are presenting the 2nd annual CFCC Humanities Department International Film Festival. Through a virtual viewing
experience, we hope to showcase the foreign language courses CFCC offers.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our students and community to enjoy something unique. The films will mirror the foreign languages we teach here; it’s a great way for students to see these languages come to life,” said CFCC President Jim Morton.

The films will be available beginning Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 7:00 a.m. through Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

The films include:

Film in French: Les Enfants du 209 rue Saint-Maur, Paris Xe (The Children of 209 Saint Maur)
100 minutes, 2019
209 Saint Maur is a building that, during the first decades of the 20th century, was home to 300 working-class people, about a third of them Jewish. Filmmaker Ruth Zylerman tells the story, through the memories of those who lived there and survived the German occupation.

Film in German: Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (The Silent Revolution)
111 minutes, 2018

Based on a true story, this film tells the story of a high school class in the communist German Democratic Republic, who have a moment of silence in their classroom for the victims of the failed anti-communist Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This small act of solidarity has unforeseen consequences, impacting the
children, their parents, and the school board.

Film in Spanish: Lanzas de todas partes (Spears From All Sides)
90 minutes, 2019
Spears From All Sides follows the young, charismatic Waorani activist Opi as he tells the dramatic story of a vehement, community-based resistance by tribal communities in one of the most remote and beautiful areas of the world. It reveals the duplicity of the Ecuadorean government and the oil companies in their attempts to defeat the Waorani at all costs.

All films are in their native language with English subtitles, and all screenings are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit cfcc.edu/filmfest .

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