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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


Reel World Film Series 2016-17

Jan. 11 | 6 p.m. | MH 138
Hunting in Wartime

Hunting in Wartime profiles the extraordinary stories of Tlingit Vietnam War veterans from the village of Hoonah, Alaska. The film traces the tension of the soldiers' tremendous pride in service, the racism that affects their livelihoods and the challenges they faced (and continue to face) in the military and back at home. [Trailer]
Documentary, 2013, 65 minutes.

Feb. 1 | 6 p.m. | MH 138
A Single Frame

While on a trip to Dubrovnik in 2007, Jeff Bowden encounters a photograph of a refugee boy taken during the war in Kosovo. Driven by this haunting image, Bowden sets out to find the child. His journey takes him from Texas to Paris, and ultimately to the post-war culture of the Balkans, where he combines forces with an experienced wartime fixer. [Trailer]
Documentary, 2015. 74 minutes.

March 1 | 6 p.m. | MH 138

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects, and the "boys' law" in her Paris neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. With dazzling visuals and music, Girlhood is a powerful and inspiring coming of age story for this generation. [Trailer]
Drama, 2014, 113 minutes. In French with English subtitles.

Additional Film Opportunities

Pickford Film Center

Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival

Masters of Japanese Cinema

Page Updated 12.19.2016