Upcoming Events - Human Flow – Stories of Global Migration

Scene from the film Midnight Traveler

image from Midnight Traveler

In conjunction with the Herbert F. Johnson Museum’s exhibition “how the light gets in” - contemporary artworks that look at the movement of people across the globe and the welcome cracks that develop in our notions of borders and nation states - and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs' “Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge," Cornell Cinema presents this semester-long film series, comprised of recent documentary and feature films from around the world, all Ithaca premieres with the exception of Transit and The Farewell. Providing a special opportunity to learn about the people, personalities and circumstances behind the faces we see and headlines we read every day in the news, the series offers a wide-ranging glimpse of im/migrants from Africa, Asia, Central America and the Middle East. According to the United Nations, the world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record, estimated at 70 million people at the end of 2018. Among them are 30 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.The series explores the many reasons individuals migrate, including wars and gang violence, political and religious persecution, climate change resulting in droughts, floods and other natural disasters, and economic hardship. Some of the films draw comparisons with historical moments lest we forget what can happen when we turn our backs on global injustices, others draw inspiration from the migrants themselves, who display extraordinary resilience, even humor, in the face of extreme hardship, and others cast a light on individuals who are trying to help or those erecting barriers in the face of the crisis. Andrea Inselmann, the curator of the Museum’s exhibition, will be on hand at the first screening, The River and the Wall, to talk about the work in the show and how it offers additional viewpoints with which to consider this massive human flow. Cosponsored with the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the Latin American Studies Program, the Latina/o Studies Program and Cornell Welcomes Refugees.

September 17 2019

Sep 17
06:00 pm
Toward North: Central American Shorts
series: Cine con Cultura Latinx American Film Festival
director: Joshua Bennett & others
Sep 17
07:00 pm
Eldorado
series: Human Flow – Stories of Global Migration
director: Markus Imhoof

September 20 2019

Sep 20
07:00 pm
Styx
series: Contemporary World Cinema
director: Wolfgang Fischer

September 26 2019

Sep 26
07:00 pm
Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film
series: Art & Architecture Docs
director: Sam Wainwright Douglas

October 02 2019

Oct 02
07:00 pm
Soufra
series: Foodie Films
director: Thomas Morgan

October 06 2019

Oct 06
07:15 pm
Transit
series: Contemporary World Cinema
director: Christian Petzold

October 16 2019

Oct 16
07:00 pm
Chez Jolie Coiffure
series: Francophone Film Festival
director: Rosine Mbakam

October 17 2019

Oct 17
07:00 pm
Mariannes noires
series: Filmmakers
director: Mame-Fatou Niang & Kaytie Nielsen
Oct 17
09:35 pm
The Farewell
series: Foodie Films
director: Lulu Wang

October 18 2019

Oct 18
09:30 pm
The Farewell
series: Foodie Films
director: Lulu Wang

October 19 2019

Oct 19
07:00 pm
The Farewell
series: Foodie Films
director: Lulu Wang

October 23 2019

Oct 23
07:00 pm
Midnight Traveler
series: Human Flow – Stories of Global Migration
director: Hassan Fazili

October 30 2019

Oct 30
07:00 pm
Tazzeka
series: Contemporary World Cinema
director: Jean-Philippe Gaud

October 31 2019

Oct 31
09:00 pm
Tazzeka
series: Contemporary World Cinema
director: Jean-Philippe Gaud

November 06 2019

Nov 06
08:15 pm
Manta Ray
series: Contemporary World Cinema
director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

November 13 2019

Nov 13
07:00 pm
Taste of Cement
series: Human Flow – Stories of Global Migration
director: Ziad Kalthoum