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African Film Festival


March 6th and 7th, 2010, in Graham Hall

Films being shown include: In My Genes by Lupita Nyong'o, Nora by Alla Kovgan and David Hinton, Movement (R)Evolution Africa by Joan Frosch and Alla Kovgan, Coming of Age by Judy Kibinge, From a Whisper by Wanuri Kahiu, Bronx Princess by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed, Sex, Okra and Salted Butter / Sexe, gombo et beurre sale by Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Area Boys by Omelihu Nwanguma, and Wrestling Grounds / L'appel des arenes by Cheikh N'Diaye.


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The Heretics - a film by Joan Braderman


Saturday, February 27, 2010, 3:30p.m., Seelye 201


A film by Joan Braderman, produced by Crescent Diamond. There will be a Q&A with Joan Braderman after the screening.


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Adventures in Acting - Stallone the Performer


Thursday, November 12, 2009, 4:30p.m., Seelye Hall 201


Presented by Chris Holmlund, Professor of Cinema Studies, French and Women's Studies, University of Tennessee


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Serious Fun


Monday, March 30, 2009, 4:30p.m., Seelye Hall 201


Using comedy, irony and the bittersweet sides of life, death, the threat of human extinction, chemical exposure, denial, scientific uncertainty and a seemingly never ending supply of corporate cynicism and human optimism to make documentaries very useful and sometimes very funny: A "How To" Guide. By Judith Helfand, documentary filmmaker, Peabody and Sundance Award winner, Emmy nominee.



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Helfand Internship


Monday, March 30, 2009, 12:00p.m., Hillyer 103


Be a change maker this summer! Join Peabody Award winning filmmaker Judith Helfand for a learn & a look at the work of two dynamic organizations: Chicken & Egg Pictures and Working Films. Both organizations are looking for interns and accepting applications through April 15.


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What You See is What You Get


Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 4:30p.m., Seelye Hall 201


The Cause Collectives projects explore and enliven public spaces by creating a dynamic conversation between issues, sites and the audience. By exploring ideas that affect and shape society, the member artists seek to add the "public" back into public space and art.


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Trembling Time: Presented by Yael Bartana


Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 7:00p.m., Seelye Hall 201


Yael Bartana lives in Israel and the Netherlands. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally and is currently featured in a one-person exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA Oct 19- Jan 19, 2009. She will screen and discuss selections from her video work. Free and open to the public.


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Workshop on Media, Globalism and Activism


Friday, November 2, 2007, 3:00p.m., Seelye Hall 201


The workshop will be conducted by Liz Miller, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University and director of The Water Front.


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A Talk by Performance & New Media Artist Barbara Campbell


Thursday, April 26, 2007, 4-6p.m., Graham Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center


Barbara Campbell is an Australian artist who works with the specific physical and contextual properties of a given site, be it art gallery, museum, atrium, tower, radio airwaves and now the World Wide Web, in developing and presenting her works.



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Moving Images: Presented by Alumnae Filmmakers


Thursday, April 19, 2007, 7:00p.m., Graham Hall, Brown Fine Arts Center


Bernadine Mellis '96 (bachelor of arts in women's studies) was prompted to make The Forest for the Trees, her first documentary, by activist Judi Bari's civil case against the FBI. She recently directed The Odyssey, a collaborative adaption of Homer's epic, made up of 24 shorts by 24 different mostly queer/trans/women filmmakers.

Malona Voigt '02 (bachelor of arts in sociology, minor in film studies) was born and raised in northern Germany. Her award-winning short film Chicxulub premiered as an Official Selection at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. Her new short film Vartan LLP has been accepted to the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.



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The Cable Center's Mavericks Lecture Series


October 23, 2006, 7:00p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room


Smith College and The Cable Center are proud to present Carol Mechanic, from Showtime and Dawn Callahan, from Time Warner. The Mavericks Lecture Series teaches university students what it is like to be part of an innovative cable company as it matures from startup to blockbuster. Seasoned veterans in the cable industry share the philosophies they used when developing new programming and delivery paradigms - their strategies, successes, and failures - to inspire rising talent and top academics nationwide.



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Presentation of the Five College Film Major


Friday, February 10, 2006, 4:30-7p.m., Seelye Hall 106


Meet Film Studies faculty from Smith, Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and UMass, and learn about the Five College Film Major. What are the requirements? What courses in film history, theory and production can you take? We'll answer all your question. Refreshments served! With screenings by student filmmakers and by award-winning director Victoria Gamburg, Smith '93, maker of Twilight (2005).


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