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The Modern Language Department is delighted to invite you to their XXIV Colloquium, which will take place this year, 2022, Monday, October 17 and Tuesday 18 at Borough of Manhattan Community College. We hope you will join us in attending the screening at the Tribeca Theater 2. You can find an overview of the full…

Lo que no se ve ni se oye

new york city PREMIERE! After being abroad for ten years, Clara comes back to Buenos Aires, where she grew up, to give birth to her first daughter, Alma. While she is waiting to give birth, she finds a box that contains film footage. She discovers that the footage is part of a lost movie her…

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Feature documentary exploring the concept of heroic women from the birth of the superhero in the 1940s to the TV and big screen action blockbusters of today. Heroic role models are important in childhood development, yet there is a dearth of these for girls. Wonder Woman provides a rare example of a female heroine who…

Wadjda‎ وجدة‎

Wadjda وجدة‎  is a 2012 Saudi Arabian film, written and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. It was the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director. Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl, living near Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she inhabits a conservative world,…

Not One Less | 一个都不能少 | Yīgè dōu bùnéng shǎo

13-year-old Wei Minzhi, who can barely read or write herself, is chosen to take over her impoverished village’s one-room schoolhouse when its sole teacher must suddenly leave for one month to care for his ailing mother. Minzhi is promised extra money to ensure all the students are still there when he gets back, but one…

Bande de filles

Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom. Bande de…

Bellissima

Bellissima is a 1951 Italian neorealist drama film directed by Luchino Visconti. The film, starring Anna Magnani,  is a satire of the postwar Italian film industry, and particularly the dream of stardom encouraged by the neorealist movement which plucked out ordinary members of the public to appear in film productions. The movie centers on a…

Feminist Film Theory

Maybe, feminist cinema is about democratizing our characters’ points of view and also democratize who gets to be behind the camera in order to access these topics in another fashion. Women in World Cinema: Stories of Struggle and Resistance Top 100 films directed by women: A new golden age of cinema? The Status of Feminist…

Write a great movie review

We have some questions for you to share with your professors and peers. After the screening of the films, write a great movie review.  Here you have some guidelines to help you build a paragraph: What is the basic plot of the film? What did you like best and least about the movie? Why? Who…

Languages

قوّة الإنسان فى عقله و لسانه . ·  學而時習之 不亦說乎 ·  Language is an anonymous, collective and unconscious art; the result of the creativity of thousands of generations. · La parole a été donnée à l’homme pour déguiser sa pensée. · Die Grenzen meiner Sprache bedeuten die Grenzen meiner Welt. · Notitia linguarum est prima…

American Sign Language

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world. Ludwig Wittgenstein    American Sign Language is a visually perceived language based on a naturally evolved system of articulated hand gestures and their placement relative to the body, along with non-manual markers such as facial expressions, head movements, shoulder raises, mouth morphemes,…