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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Women of Maidan (2016)

Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Join us for a film screening of Women of Maidan (2016) and conversation with the filmmaker Olha Onyshko, Trevor Erlacher (History, UNC), and Georgiy Kasianov (Visiting Fulbright Scholar). The documentary Women of Maidan takes viewers behind the scenes of one … Read more

Central Europe Film Series: Velvet Terrorists (Zamatoví Teroristi)

Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Blurring the borders between fact and fiction, heroism and stupidity, Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots against the Czechoslovak communist regime. The film focuses on three protagonists, whose tragicomic tales of resistance and resilience of … Read more

Central Europe Film Series: I, Olga Hepnarová

Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Introduction by Chad Bryant (History, UNC-Chapel Hill) A complex portrait of alienation and loneliness, this meticulously composed film is based on the true story of Olga Hepnarová, the last woman to be executed in the former Czechoslovakia. Desperate to break … Read more

Central Europe Film Series: White God (Fehér isten)

Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Introduction by Inga Pollmann (GSLL & Comparative Literature, UNC-Chapel Hill) When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed “unfit” by the State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey … Read more

Film Screening: Body (Ciało)

Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Mixing brave social commentary with a dark and absurd sense of humor comes naturally to the celebrated Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska, but she pushes these two elements into compelling new territory with Body. The lives of a young woman with … Read more