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Southern Culture Movie Series

May 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 26, 2018

The annual film series is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South. Most films are accompanied by commentary from a topical expert.

  • May 17: Truth Underground: Three spoken-word poets struggle through poverty, discrimination, PTSD and abandonment to prove the power of words.
  • May 31: Talking Black in America: This film showcases the history and symbolic role of language in the lives of African Americans and its impact on the speech and culture of the United States.
  • June 14: Granny’s Got Game: Fiercely competitive women in their 70s battle physical limitations and social stigma to keep doing what they love: playing basketball.
  • June 28: Nobel Nok Dah & This is My Home Now: These two films tell the stories of Southeast Asian refugees from Burma and Vietnam now living in the United States.
  • July 12: Un Buen Carniceroand more. This selection of character-driven documentaries is told through the lens of food and examines contemporary social issues in the South and beyond.
  • July 26: First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee. Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians take extraordinary steps in a fight to revitalize the Cherokee language in the mountains of North Carolina.

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Hosted by UNC Summer School, The Writing Center, International Student and Scholar Services.


May 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm