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
Thursday, March 29 until Friday, March 30
John Beverley: International Symposium
University of Pittsburgh – University Club
In recognition of Professor John Beverley’s retirement next year, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures is hosting an international symposium titled, "JOHN BEVERLEY AND THE URGENCY OF LATIN AMERICANISM IN TIMES OF CONFLICTING GLOBALIZATION". This international symposium is scheduled for March 29-30, 2018, at the University of Pittsburgh – University Club.
Friday, March 30
Jason de Leon has been involved in an analog photoethnographic project focused on documenting the daily lives of Honduran smugglers who profit from transporting undocumented migrants across Mexico. He will discuss the relationship between transnational gangs and the human smuggling industry and will outline the complicated role that photography plays as a field method and data source in this violent and challenging ethnographic context.
A Violent Prosecutor (2016) is directed by Lee Il-hyung. A recent addition to the surge of political dramas in Korean cinema today, this film follows an unyielding prosecutor who, framed and convicted for murder, teams up with a con artist to catch the real murderer from behind bars.
Pizza and refreshments provided.