Events on Thursday, April 11, 2013
Bright Lights: Far From Afghanistan with directors (and professors) John Gianvito and Rob Todd
Apr1120137:00 pm - 10:30 pmParamount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts
Inspired by the 1967 collaborative undertaking, Far From Vietnam (Loin Du Vietnam), that united a variety of filmmakers, cameramen, editors and technicians "to knit together imagery of the war, interviews, intellectual styles, fictional incursions and documentary footage in a bid to counter and interpret the intensive media coverage and propaganda manipulated by the American government", Far From Afghanistan strives to contribute to the international effort to redirect US policy away from military and political intervention toward true humanitarian and developmental care-giving (if and when requested). Bringing together some of the boldest and most politically-progressive U.S. filmmakers to speak from within the war machine, alongside contributions from native filmmakers throughout Afghanistan, Far From Afghanistan will examine through a mosaic of approaches – issues of shared responsibility, history and memory – all in a concerted effort to help accelerate political resistance to the war.
Far From Afghanistan seeks to generate vital dialogue around the war and the broader ways that US foreign policy impacts people here and across the globe. In so doing this, we hope to foster partnerships and collaborations with individuals, groups, and organizations at home and abroad. Most centrally, the project plans to connect with and provide assistance to humanitarian organizations with aligned missions, both in Afghanistan and domestically. Please help us in spreading the word and don't hesitate to reach out.
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2013 Greater Boston Intercollegiate Undergraduate Poetry Festival
Apr1120137:30 pm - 9:00 pmBoston College
Yawkey Athletic Center
Murray Funcion Room
Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing with Poetry Days, Boston College Magazine
Thursday, April 11, 7:30 PM
Reception to follow
Students selected by professors at 26 Boston-area colleges and universities, including Emerson's own Victoria Martins, will read from their own poetry at this annual intercollegiate poetry event. Peter Fallon, Irish poet, editor, and publisher, will be the keynote speaker.
This event is free and open to the public.