The world today counts more displaced people than at any time since 1945, and Europe is facing the most significant arrival of migrants in the postwar period. Though politicians and the mass media often depict this phenomenon as a threat, filmmakers have created important works that propose alternative perspectives. This special series presents screenings of ten recent films followed by in-depth discussions with the filmmakers and academic specialists in disciplines ranging from philosophy and history to film studies, sociology and legal studies.

A special film series curated by Nora Philippe and presented by the Columbia Maison Française. Co-sponsors at Columbia University are the Columbia Maison Française, European Institute, the European Union's Getting to Know Europe Program, School of the Arts, MA in Film Studies, School of the Arts, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Theory, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Alliance Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Committee on Global Thought, Institute of African Studies, and Columbia Global Centers – Europe.


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Stop-Over (L'Escale) directed by Kaveh Bakhtiari
> Thursday, October 13, 6:30pm. Film screening followed by panel discussion with director Kaveh Bakhtiari
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The Messengers (Les messagers) directed by Laetitia Tura
> Friday, October 14, 6:30pm. Film Screening followed by discussion with director Laetitia Tura, Professor Madeleine Dobie, and Professor Jérôme Game
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Hope directed by Boris Lojkine
> Tuesday, October 18, 6:30pm. Film screening followed by discussion with director Boris Lojkine and Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne, moderated by Nora Philippe.
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May They Rest in Revolt (Qu’ils reposent en révolte) directed by Sylvain George
> Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 pm. Film screening followed by discussion with director Sylvain George and Jane Gaines, moderated by Nora Philippe
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Burn the Sea (Brûle la mer) directed by Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache
> Thursday, October 20, 6:30 pm. Film screening followed by discussion with directors Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache and Professor Etienne Balibar, moderated by Nora Philippe.
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Le Havre directed by Aki Kaurismäki
> Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 pm. The film screening will be preceded by an introduction by Professor Annette Insdorf.
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Welcome to Refugeestan (Bienvenue au Réfugistan) directed by Anne Poiret
> Wednesday, October 26, 4 pm. U.S. Premiere
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School of Babel (La cour de Babel) directed by Julie Bertuccelli
> Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 pm. Film screening followed by discussion with director Julie Bertuccelli and Professor Emmanuelle Saada.
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Special Flight (Vol spécial) by Fernand Melgar
> Friday, October 28, 6:30 pm. Closing night of the series. Film screening followed by discussion with director Fernand Melgar, Professor Bernard Harcourt, and Nicolas Fischer, moderated by Nora Philippe.
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Columbia Maison Française (East Gallery, Buell Hall) 515 W 116 St New York, NY

"Filming at the Borders: Migrating to Europe Today" film series at Columbia Maison Française

When
October 13 - 28, 2016
Where
Columbia Maison Française (East Gallery, Buell Hall)
515 W 116 St
New York, NY
"Brûle la mer" directed by Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache

The world today counts more displaced people than at any time since 1945, and Europe is facing the most significant arrival of migrants in the postwar period. Though politicians and the mass media often depict this phenomenon as a threat, filmmakers have created important works that propose alternative perspectives. This special series presents screenings of ten recent films followed by in-depth discussions with the filmmakers and academic specialists in disciplines ranging from philosophy and history to film studies, sociology and legal studies.

A special film series curated by Nora Philippe and presented by the Columbia Maison Française. Co-sponsors at Columbia University are the Columbia Maison Française, European Institute, the European Union's Getting to Know Europe Program, School of the Arts, MA in Film Studies, School of the Arts, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Theory, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Alliance Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Committee on Global Thought, Institute of African Studies, and Columbia Global Centers – Europe.


More information and program here

Stop-Over (L'Escale) directed by Kaveh Bakhtiari
> Thursday, October 13, 6:30pm. Film screening followed by panel discussion with director Kaveh Bakhtiari
More information here

The Messengers (Les messagers) directed by Laetitia Tura
> Friday, October 14, 6:30pm. Film Screening followed by discussion with director Laetitia Tura, Professor Madeleine Dobie, and Professor Jérôme Game
More information here

Hope directed by Boris Lojkine
> Tuesday, October 18, 6:30pm. Film screening followed by discussion with director Boris Lojkine and Professor Souleymane Bachir Diagne, moderated by Nora Philippe.
More information here

May They Rest in Revolt (Qu’ils reposent en révolte) directed by Sylvain George
> Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 pm. Film screening followed by discussion with director Sylvain George and Jane Gaines, moderated by Nora Philippe
More information here

Burn the Sea (Brûle la mer) directed by Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache
> Thursday, October 20, 6:30 pm. Film screening followed by discussion with directors Nathalie Nambot and Maki Berchache and Professor Etienne Balibar, moderated by Nora Philippe.
More information here

Le Havre directed by Aki Kaurismäki
> Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 pm. The film screening will be preceded by an introduction by Professor Annette Insdorf.
More information here

Welcome to Refugeestan (Bienvenue au Réfugistan) directed by Anne Poiret
> Wednesday, October 26, 4 pm. U.S. Premiere
More information here

School of Babel (La cour de Babel) directed by Julie Bertuccelli
> Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 pm. Film screening followed by discussion with director Julie Bertuccelli and Professor Emmanuelle Saada.
More information here

Special Flight (Vol spécial) by Fernand Melgar
> Friday, October 28, 6:30 pm. Closing night of the series. Film screening followed by discussion with director Fernand Melgar, Professor Bernard Harcourt, and Nicolas Fischer, moderated by Nora Philippe.
More information here

 

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