The University of North Dakotaâ€™s Department of Anthropologyâ€™s popular Global Visions Film Series will bring an exciting array of films to the community of Grand Forks for the eighth consecutive year. The Global Visions Film Series presents two films per month in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl on the campus of UND.
The series is currently the only venue in Grand Forks to view award-winning, nationally recognized independent films from a wide variety of contemporary filmmakers around the world. This spring, the series will bring seven films to UND.Â All films begin at 7 p.m.
The first film â€œGood Hair,â€ the will be on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Directed by Jeff Stilson, the film presents Chris Rock, whose young daughter asks, â€œDaddy, how come I donâ€™t have good hair?,â€ the comedian decided to investigate the complex, often troubled relationship between African-American women and their crowning glory. He had no idea what he was in for. Embarking on a journey that would take him from beauty shops in the United States to a Hindu temple in India, from a hair show in Georgia to a product-manufacturing plant in North Carolina, Mr. Rock unearthed a world of physical, financial and psychological hurt (New York Times, 2010).
All films begin at 7 p.m. on various Wednesday evenings (changed from Tuesdays). The series will continue from now until May in the UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series is free and open to the public. Suggested donations of $1.00 are encouraged.
Film-goers are encouraged to come early to ensure a seat. â€¨â€¨Other movies will be:
Beyond the Gates (Wed., Feb. 23)
Trade (Wed., March 9)
Adamâ€™s Apples (Wed., March 23)
Amelie (Wed., April 13)
The Kids are Alright (Wed., April 27)
Terrorâ€™s Advocate (Wed., May 4)
Global Visions Film Series is sponsored by the Anthropology Club Student Organization, is partially funded by the SOFA (Student Organization Funding Association) of North Dakota, and directed by Department of Anthropology Associate Professor, Marcia Mikulak.