Tuesday, March 6 | 7 p.m.
Free | Open to the Public
Public parking | Brazos Garage, 210 E. MLK Blvd
“Master Italian filmmaker Gianni Amelio followed his Oscar-nominated Open Doors and internationally acclaimed The Stolen Children with this unforgettable story of huckster brothers Gino (Enrico Lo Verso) and Fiore (Michele Placido), who travel from Italy to Albania following the collapse of that country’s Communist regime, intent on getting rich quick. There, they plan to set up a phony shoe factory as a front for siphoning economic relief money from the government. But in order for the scam to work, the business must have an official Albanian head, and so the brothers recruit an elderly former political prisoner for the job… who promptly goes missing. When Gino sets out to find him, the alternately tragic and darkly comic odyssey that follows opens his eyes—and ours—to the harsh realities of the Albanian people, and the sometimes fine line between new-world capitalism and old-world fascism.” – Film Society Lincoln Center
Introduced by Chelsi West Ohueri,Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Population Health, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin, with a discussion afterward.
Migration is a deeply human experience across all parts of the world, even as specific conditions of need, gender, geography, culture, and coercion frame particular journeys. The feature films in this series capture the emotions and stories of migrants in a multitude of settings. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member and followed by discussion of the film and the questions it raises about migration as a common experience that can both divide and unite us.
View the entire “Faces of Migration: Classic and Contemporary Films” program for Spring 2018 here. Films will be screened alternate Tuesdays in CLA, Glickman Conference Center. 7 pm. Parking: Brazos Garage, 210 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Presented by Not Even Past, The Department of History, and Institute of Historical Studies. Co-Sponsored by Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, Center for Mexican American Studies, Center for European Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Asian American Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Radio-Television-Film, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Humanities Media Project in the College of Liberal Arts, and Austin Film Society.