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Film and Documentary Screenings


Besa: Serbian Film Screening & Faculty Panel

Part of the World War I Commemoration Series

Thursday, February 12, 5:00 p.m.

Spencer Museum Auditorium, Room 309

Set at the start of WWI in Serbia, Besa follows the emergence of an unlikely relationship between Lea, a young Christian Slovenian woman, and Azem, an Albanian Muslim man who has given his besa—his solemn promise—to protect her.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the leading actors in this drama “put an endearingly human face on this intimate, intriguing byproduct of international conflict.”

The screening will be followed by a KU faculty panel discussion featuring Dr. Stephen Dickey, Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures; Dr. Marike Janzen, Assistant Professor of Humanities & Western Civilization and Coordinator of Peace & Conflict Studies; and Marta Pirnat-Greenberg, Language Instructor in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures.

Film Screening with Director:
Destination: Planet Negro! with Kevin Willmott

Thursday, April 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lawrence Public Library Auditorium

What's the solution to race in America? According to George Washington Carver in Kevin Willmott's latest satire, the only solution is for African Americans to leave Earth and colonize Mars! But when the spaceship's crew travels through a time warp to the present day, they can't believe their eyes.

Fresh from its recent New York City premiere at the Socially Relevant Film Festival, Destination: Planet Negro! spoofs 1950s space films while tackling the question of whether America can ever leave its history of racism and racial disenfranchisement behind.

Join the Honors Program, the Lawrence Public Library, and director Kevin Willmott for a screening and discussion on the film.

The Flat: Israeli Film Screening

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 p.m.

Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union


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