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The Reel World film series hosts monthly films on campus to raise awareness about other cultures and about global issues. Our intention is to encourage dialogue rather than to entertain.

All films are free and open to the public.

For disability accommodations contact Laurie Nesheim at 360-650-7544.


Fall 2014
Foreign Letters
Radio Bikini
Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai'i

Winter 2015
Even the Rain
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Seeking Asian Female

Spring 2015
Women Without Men
Remote Control
When the Mountains Tremble

Fall 2015
Drunktown's Finest
The Sea Inside/Mar adentro
Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants: Mission Impossible?

Winter 2016
La Pirogue
Joyless Street / Die Freudlose Gasse

Spring 2016
Live From UB
Sweet Dreams

Fall 2016
Still Life
Solar Mamas

Winter 2017
Hunting in Wartime
A Single Frame


Reel World Film Series 2016-17

April 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Pickford Film Center
Fruitvale Station

The true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. But his final encounter with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant. Co-sponsored by Western Reads. Pickford Film Center is located at 1318 Bay Street. [Trailer]
Biography/Drama, 2013, 85 minutes.

May 3 | 6 p.m. | MH 138
Summer Wars

Kenji, a young math genius, takes a summer job to be near his crush, Natsuki. While getting involved with Natsuki and her family, he discovers a mathematical equation that is causing a parallel world's collision with Earth. [Trailer]
Animated Drama, 2009, 114 minutes.

May 24 | 6 p.m. | MH 138

In Mindelo, the largest city on São Vicente, a small Cape Verdean island off the West Coast of Africa, the beloved Tchinda and her friends are hard at work preparing for Carnival. Since 1998, Tchinda Andrade has been openly transgender and deeply respected – so much so that her name has become a local term for all queer Cape Verdeans. Documentary, 2015, 94min. In Cape Verdean Creole with English subtitles. [Trailer]
Documentary, 2015. 94 minutes. In Cape Verdean Creole with English subtitles.

Additional Film Opportunities

Pickford Film Center

Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

Masters of Japanese Cinema

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