The Student Leadership Center (SLC) organized the Intercultural Film Festival. The film festival focused on documentaries from various countries. The documentaries shown were not from a specific time period, they ranged from the 1960’s to the 2000’s. The diverse films addressed historic as well as contemporary matters. Two of the films shown were:
– Burma (2008): this film follows the 2007 protests against the military regime. Burmese video journalists armed with small handycams documented the protests undercover. They smuggled the material out of the country and broadcasted back in Burma, exposing the protests to the Burmese people as well as the international media.
– Harlan County (1976): an Oscar winning documentary, this film covers the “Brookside Strike” which occurred in Kentucky in 1973. The strike was waged by the coal miners who were fighting for safer working conditions, fair labor practices and better wages.
Students had a chance to watch documentaries from other countries and learn about important issues. Free popcorn was also provided!!