SLC in partnership with the University Center is bringing a series of thought-provoking social justice-themed films to campus. We are partnering with student organizations and faculty whose work relates to the topics of the films to inspire and engage students to LISTEN, LEARN and LEAD.
LEARN, LISTEN, LEAD
This movie series is designed to focus on important social issues facing students today. The aim of the series is to facilitate dialogue to enhance informed communication, personal responsibility, and social responsibility. Each film screening incorporates a discussion with invited community organizers as well as partnering student activists and faculty. All events in the series are free admission and open to the public. Each film will begin at 5:00pm in the UC Retama Auditorium on the UTSA Main Campus.
Tuesday, September 12
Directed by Migueltxo Molina Ayestarán and Pablo Iraburu Allegue.
Synopsis: When the Berlin Wall came down, we dismissed the idea of separation walls as something from the past. Reality is exactly the opposite. There have never been so many walls. There are thousands of kilometres of fences, gates, barbed wire and barriers in the most distant and dissimilar parts of the world. This film tells the true stories of people living on both sides of very different walls. These are intimate and intense stories that show us that on both sides, we all share the same hopes, fears, thoughts and emotions; the same desire to survive.
Tuesday, October 10
Directed by Ed Scholwinski
Synopsis: While David's story addresses a number of social issues, such as the lack of resources for individuals with drug addiction and mental illness, this film is not a mere recitation of issues and social advocacy. It is a journey inside the mind of a very gifted man who has bipolar disorder and schizophrenia (schizoaffective disorder). David's story is also about a father's unwavering advocacy for his afflicted son, and his struggle with what he believes is a malfunctioning mental health system. It is a journey that has taken David and his father down a dark path into drug infested neighborhoods, halfway houses, mental hospitals, and life on the edge of hope.
Tuesday, November 14
Directed by: Myron Dewey
Synopsis: Last summer we saw Standing Rock North Dakota become one of the most watched places on earth. The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight against for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. The film is a collaborative labor of love to support the peaceful movement of the water protectors.
This series of films is brought to you as a collaboration with University Center Programs and other partnering offices, student groups, and faculty.
This series of recent release films, is brought to you as a collaboration with University Center Programs and other partnering offices, student groups and faculty.