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E-News | Film series brings stories from Haiti to WVU – WVU ENews

Wednesday, September 07, 2022
Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the Haiti Film Series beginning at 6 p.m. today (Sept. 7) in the Gluck Theater of the Mountainlair.
Sponsored by the Reed College of Media and WVU Center for Black Culture and Research in collaboration with the Pittsburgh-based non-profit Haiti Friends, the series features films centered on Haiti, its history and culture, but topics are varied, some dramas, some documentaries, but all sure to inspire conversation and thought. 
“Our College is thrilled to be one of the sponsors of this Haiti film series,” said Gina Dahlia, Reed College of Media assistant dean. “It’s important to bring cultural awareness and diversity to our students. We hope our students take advantage of this opportunity to screen these films and enjoy engaging with the filmmakers.”
The Reed College’s John Temple will moderate the film “Freda” on Oct. 19 and do an interview session with the filmmaker following the film.
Other films include “Healing A Nation,” which kicks off the series on Sept. 7, “Storming Of Para Doc” and “Ludi.” The series will also feature “Deported” on Sept. 21, a documentary that follows someone who was living illegally in the United States. Brought to America as a baby, the man is deported to Haiti where he was born, but where he has no ties, doesn’t speak the language or have a place to stay. This film sparks impassioned intellectual conversations about migration, U.S. policies on citizenship, deportation and issues of race and equality. 
“The Center for Black Culture and Research is pleased to co-sponsor this series. We are always looking for new ways to fulfill our mission to provide educational, social and cultural support for African and African American students, faculty, staff and community members,” CBC&R Director Marjorie Fuller said.
Learn more about the film series and Haiti Friends.

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