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Film Series: Dheepan

2015. France. Dir: Jacques Audiard. With Antonythasan Jesuthasan. 115 min.


Three Strangers pose as a family to flee war-torn Sri Lanka, but the Parisian projects where they settle become another crucible of conflict. As an immersive chronicle of psychological and interpersonal struggles amidst an alienating, crime-filled milieu, the Palme d’Or winner earns comparison to Taxi Driver (albeit with better gender balance).

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Awareness Series: Mediterranea

Mediterranea PosterFrom the Center for Film Studies:

The second film in this spring’s Awareness Series at the Center for Film Studies is MEDITERRANEA. Director Jonas Carpignano ’06 will give comments after the screening discussing the film, which is a shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees.

Admission is free at all Awareness events; we hope to see you there!

Link: http://www.wesleyan.edu/filmstudies/SpecialEvents/special-events.html

Date: Monday, February 29
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies, Goldsmith Family Cinema

LiNK Meeting

From Esther Pak ’13:

Are you interested in human rights? Do you know about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea? If you are even remotely curious, we’d love to have you at LiNK’s first meeting of the year!

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is the umbrella organization that works hands on to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees who have escaped the repressive regime by ensuring them the resources to rebuild their lives and secure a brighter future. Wesleyan’s chapter of LiNK serves to raise campus awareness about the people’s crisis in North Korea and contribute funds to efforts on the ground.

We encourage you to bring your friends and come get more information especially if you’re interested in East Asian Studies, International Relations, and organizing events on campus. We need all the help we can get!

Donate Your Stuff to Help Refugees

From Jeff Stein ’10:

Hey 2010 (and anyone else joining in on the Senior Week Festivities):

I’ve been volunteering for The International Rescue Committee in New York City and would like to make a request on their behalf: If you are leaving any of the following items here in Middletown when you leave campus, the IRC would really appreciate if you would donate them!

These items will go directly to refugee families starting new lives in New York City, who often arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. Any help in providing these necessities goes a long way towards giving them a better chance at forming stable and successful lives here in the U.S.

THEY NEED:
– laptop computers (ideally with functioning operating system :-) … )
– plates, cutlery, pots and pans (in good condition)
– fans
– electric kettles
– notebooks, pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners
– throw pillows (optional)
– posters/frames (optional)
– blankets
– area rugs
– umbrellas
– curtains

If you have any of these items and would consider donating them to the International Rescue Committee I would be happy to pick them up for you. Additionally, anyone willing to donate a working laptop computer gets a beer of their choosing!

Please contact me for pick ups: jstein02@wesleyan.edu or 516-647-4513 (day or night).

Thank you and party hard.