Global Media Fest: Bolivian Indigenous Media and the Protection of the Forest
Bolivian Indigenous Media and the Protection of the Forest
Screening of The Cry of the Forest (2008), Bolivia’s first indigenous feature film is based on true events that led to the indigenous demonstrations of 1990 and 1996, two events related to the struggle against deforestation that changed the political history of Bolivia forever. Stay after the screening for a conversation and Q&A with Bolivian filmmaker Iván Sanjinés.
Date: April 12
Place: Stephen C. Hall room 102
Dinner Reception: 6-7pm
Created by a faculty team from the Ivan Allen College's Schools of Modern Languages and Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures focuses on international media productions that explore issues and challenges associated to sustainability. The Global Media Festival's goal is to serve as a global interdisciplinary forum that creates awareness of the cultural and linguistic challenges that emerge from the different meanings and interpretations of sustainability in diverse contexts.
The program for this year consists of 5 screenings featuring media from Germany, China, Bolivia, France, and the World. After each screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers followed by dinner. Come with your friends and learn more about the role of media in shaping ideas and debates associated with sustainability and global challenges. See the full festival schedule for all of the details.
T. Jesse Brannen