Global Media Fest 2019: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures

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After two successful years bringing international media artists to discuss their work at Georgia Tech, The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures takes a further step by showcasing the creation of community-based media infrastructures that operate with alternative sources of energy. Our signature event for this year is Solar Cinema in Puerto Rico: A Conversation with Dr. Arturo Massol, professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and director of Casa Pueblo, in Adjuntas Puerto Rico, who will be speaking about the creation of a Solar power cinema after Hurricane María. Come join Dr. Arturo Massol at the Clary Theater for a conversation hosted by Dr. Juan Carlos Rodríguez, from the School of Modern Languages, on Thursday, March 28, 2019 and stay for a reception afterwards.

This event will be followed by two film screenings. On April 4, 2019, Dr. Stéphanie Boulard, from the School of Modern Languages, will host a screening of Agnes Varda’s award winner of L’O’eil d’or at Cannes  and Oscar nominated documentary.

Faces Places (2017), which tells the story of two artists who develop a special friendship while traveling, celebrating artisanal production, workers’ solidarity, and creating a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France. On April 5, 2019, Dr. Amanda Weiss, from the School of Modern Languages, will host a screening of Ashes to Honey (2010), a documentary that explores sustainability and invites viewers to reconsider relying on nuclear power in Japan.

Food will be provided in all events. Come to join the conversation, and learn more about the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development around the world. We will also provide information about the School of Modern Languages’s two Master Degree programs, the MS in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies and the MS in Global Media and Cultures, a joint degree offered in partnership with the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Next year, students from both graduate programs will participate in the organization of the Global Media Festival.


The Global Media Festival is sponsored by a SPAG grant from Georgia Tech. It is organized by a faculty team from the School of Modern Languages and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication within Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College. Our allies include the Ray C. Anderson Center of Sustainable Business and the center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, both from Georgia Institute of Technology.


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