Events on Thursday, October 24, 2013
Bright Lights: DER presents- Fambul Tok (Family Talk)
Oct2420137:00 pm - 9:00 pmParamount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Documentary Educational Resources
Fambul Tok: A Documentary Film About the Power of Forgiveness
Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war come together for the first time in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Through reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk), Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grass-roots level – succeeding where the international community's post-conflict efforts failed. Filled with lessons for the West, this film explores the depths of a culture that believes that true justice lies in redemption and healing for individuals – and that forgiveness is the surest path to restoring dignity and building strong communities.
Conversation afterward with executive producer Libby Hoffman and anthropolgy professor Gillian Goslinga.
Animation Show of Shows
Oct2420138:00 pm - 11:00 pmAnsin Building
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts
The Animation Show of Shows is a traveling selection of the year's best animated short films, curated and presented by Acme Filmworks founder, Ron Diamond. It began in 1998 with the aim of showing the most original, funny, intelligent short animated films from all over the world and presenting them at the major animation studios in order to inspire their animators and directors.
Pizza will be served!!!
The films being shown are:
Get A Horse
Lauren MacMullan, USA
Theodore Ushev, Canada
David Barlowe - Krelina, Canada
Chris Landreth, Canada
Drunker Than a Skunk
Bill Plympton, USA
International Fathers Day
Edmunds Jansons, Latvia
Home Sweet Home
Alejandro Diaz, Pierre Clenet, Romain Mazevet, Stephane Paccolat - France
My Mom is an Airplane!
Yula Aronova, Russia
Madly in Love
Ikue Sugidono, Japan
Andra Cristofaro, Valentina Del Miglio, Franceso Nicolo Mareu, Lucas Wild
do Vale - France
Requiem for Romance
Jonathan Ng, Canada
Marcel, King of Tervuren
Tom Schroeder, USA
Caroline Domergue, Florian Vecchione, Martin de Coudengove, Thomas Bourdis