Please join us for our 2016 slum health film and roundtable series, to be held monthly in the 2016 Spring semester, starting January 28th. Movies and discussion are scheduled from 6:15 – 8:00 pm in 125 Li Ka Shing Center (UC Berkeley) located on the first floor lobby. Light dinner will be available. Sponsored and organized by The UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health with the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for African Studies, and others.
January 28, 2016
A Requiem for Syrian Refugees (Richard Wolf, 2014, Syria)
A Requiem for Syrian Refugees is a poignant journey of survival, resilience and empowerment. Requiem is a wrenching documentary that features epic landscapes and compelling candid testimonies of Syrian refugees. Requiem offers an unprecedented in-depth perspective on the daily lives and feelings of refugees.
Co-sponsors: UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Panelists: Stacy Fahrenthold, Meron Semedar, Emilia Bardini, and Richard Wolf (director)
February 18, 2016
Born Into Brothels (Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman, 2004, India)
Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city’s notorious red light district.
March 31, 2016
Nairobi Half Life (David Tosh Gitongam, 2012, Kenya)
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi: the city of opportunity.
April 14, 2016
A Queima Roupa (Point Blank)
(Thereza Jessouroun, 2015, Brazil)
Point Blank is an investigative documentary on police violence and corruption perpetrated in Rio de Janeiro in the past 20 years. It vividly portrays the most emblematic incidents that occurred during this period through the perspective of family members, witnesses, survivors, and other people who were directly involved in such cases.
May 4, 2016
Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street
(Mark Lipman, Leah Mahan, 1996, USA)
Holding Ground is at once a cautionary tale of urban policies gone wrong and a message of hope for all American cities. Through the voices of committed residents, activists and city officials, this moving documentary shows how a Boston neighborhood was able to create and carry out its own agenda for change.