Cinema Politique: Boycott

Cinema Politique aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of movies and documentaries.

The February 2018 selection is the Peabody Award-winning 2001 movie Boycott. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King and Ralph Abernathy were still in their twenties in 1955 at the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. HBO Films brings to life in a stylish and unconventional manner the story of how a single act of defiance united a community, ignited a movement and gave voice to a new leader.

Film Screening - Cinema Politique: Hooligan Sparrow

"Hooligan Sparrow" centers on a horrible crime that took place in 2013: A school principal and a member of the education bureaucracy abducted six female students 11 to 14 years of age, took them to a hotel and sexually assaulted them over a 24-hour period. When parents and their supporters demanded justice, the perpetrators insisted the girls were prostitutes. Sparrow (activist Ye Haiyan) is joined in her support for the abused schoolgirls by Wang Yu, one of the very few female lawyers who specialize in human rights in China. Both would suffer greatly for their activism.

UGA Libraries sponsor Home Movie Day at the Russell Special Collections Libraries

Amateur films and filmmaking will be the stars of the day  when National Home Movie Day 2017 is observed  in Athens at the UGA Special Collections Libraries.

National Home Movie Day is a worldwide celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, held annually in October.  The event provides an opportunity for attendees to bring in their home movies, learn more about their own family films, how to care for films and videotapes, and how home movies have helped capture personal history.

Cinema Politique: India's Daughter

Cinema Politique, a program which aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies, continues with India's Daughter.

The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.

A discussion will be led by Laura Zimmermann, departments of economics and international affairs.

Cinema Politique

Cinema Politique aims to introduce and discuss international and national political developments on the basis of documentaries and movies. Led by Cas Mudde of the School of Public and International Affairs, and Mary Miller, Peabody Awards Collection archivist with the UGA Libraries, the series will draw largely from the vast Peabody Awards Collection, and will take place once a month. A UGA faculty member will introduce each film, lead a discussion afterwards and make additional reading suggestions. January’s selection is the 1939 classic Mr.