Four films will be presented throughout the month of August as part of the "World Revolutions Film Series," sponsored by the Education Abroad Program at UC Santa Barbara. Each film will be preceded by a UCSB faculty-led discussion regarding the film's content in relation to current events in the Middle East.
The films will screen on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the campus's MultiCultural Center Theater. They are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
August 9 – "The Blue Kite"
Chen Shujuan and Lin Shaolong survive life in the wake of the Chinese Revolution. The speaker will be Michael Berry, professor of contemporary Chinese culture.
August 16 – "Ghandi"
The biographical film examines the life of Mahatma Ghandi. The speaker will be Kum-Kum Bhavnani, professor of sociology.
August 23 – "Che: Part One"
Ernesto "Che" Guevara and a group of Cuban exiles led by Fidel Castro seek to overthrow the government of Fulgencio Batista. The speaker will be John Foran, professor of sociology.
August 30 – "Marriage of the Blessed"
In the aftermath of the 1978 Iranian revolution, Haji is traumatized by the war with Iraq. The speaker will be Janet Afary, professor of religious studies, who holds the Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion and Modernity.