The mission of the Carnegie Mellon International “Faces” Film Festival is to engage the Pittsburgh community with all-encompassing programming that promotes cultural exchange and expression, and through film, illuminates the local and global ethnic communities which seldom have opportunities to celebrate their artwork and culture on a large public scale. By collaborating with guest filmmakers, arts organizations, and local businesses, the festival creates a platform for these ethnic groups to expose the Pittsburgh community to their cultures, allows attendees to identify and relate to their own origins, and for cinematic artists to engage audiences with their films and dialogues.
Events in UCIS
Thursday, March 22 until Sunday, April 8
Sunday, March 25
A life-long expert on the Battle of Dukla Pass, Bill Tarkulich will discuss the breadth of the revered, crucial, protracted, and bloody chapter in Slovaks’ confrontation with Nazi control toward World War II, including in-tended strategy, unintended political and social results, personalities, local citizenry. He weighs in on the effects the disastrous battle had on the Slovak National Uprising. Mr. Tarkulich has published several papers on Rusyn family history, homeland history, and genealogy research methods for most families in Slovakia. Many of his methods have become de-facto standards for research in Slovakia in general and the Carpathian Mountains and border lands specifically. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology and went on to earn a grad-uate degree at Northeastern University.
Refreshments will be served