Events in UCIS

Thursday, October 22

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: The Shaman
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
What was Stalin’s main ‘shamanic’ secret? How was the 20th century’s cruelest dictator able to re-press his own country, murder his own people, terrorize half the world – and yet inspire some to love him as a saint?
Author/Director: Andrei Osipov
Producer: Andrei Osipov
Studio: LLC Point of View
Year: 2019
Running time: 54 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: Kaliayevskaia 5
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
In the tragic year of the Great Purge of 1937, many tenants of Moscow’s first cooperative residential building fell victim to the Stalinist repression. The film’s plot is based on interviews with some who witnessed those times. The main idea was inspired by Dmitry Belanovsky, whose family moved into the house in 1939, into the apartment of a family that had been arrested by the NKVD and vanished into the Gulag. Belanovsky undertook his own investigation, which took 20 years.
Awards: “Best Documentary Film” at the 25th Stalker International Film Festival on Human Rights (2019)
Author/Director: Maria Sorokina
Producer: Dmitry Belanovsky
Studio: n/a
Year: 2019
Running time: 53 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: The Sweetest Thing
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
One pilot. One poet. One flight attendant. An enchanted television tower. Two professors. Two Olympic champions. Two collectors of imported chocolate wrappers. The number of actors - 8 mil-lion. A little over 30 years has passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet re-gime that kept the Bulgaria people in bondage. In this film, a multitude of funny and sad stories are told through endearing human portraits conducted in cinematic conversations about an era that we should not forget.
Author/Director: Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova
Studio: AGITPROP
Year: 2019
Running time: 35 min
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian, English

10:30 am Lecture
Sweet Revolution
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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The Asian Studies Center and the Julio Fine Arts Gallery of Loyola University Maryland invites you to join us on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30AM for a virtual artist talk by Mina Cheon, a global Korean new media artist, scholar, and educator who lives and works between Baltimore, New York, and Seoul. The talk, will explore Cheon’s new body of work Dreaming Unification: Protest for Peace. Register here.

11:00 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Conversation with Filmmaker Mo Asumang about Die Arier (The Aryans) (2014)
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of German
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A documentary by Mo Asumang, German media personality, filmmaker, and Afro-German activist. After receiving death threats from the White Aryan Rebels, Mo Asumang sets out to discover the history and meaning of the word Aryan. This designation was used by racists in the 19th century, designated the master race in Nazi Germany, and is used by white supremacists today. After finding her own grandmother's Aryan Pass, Mo Asumang begins a journey that takes her to Nazi rallies and meetings with racists in Germany but also to KKK gatherings and conversations with white supremacists in the USA. On her journey, she discusses her project with academics, intellectuals, a Holocaust survivor as well, all the while seeking to understand how Aryan motivates people to express violence and hatred to others. A personal film with great resonance today.
Event Registration: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uf-iorj8qGtDrSAnbXNKZHKPh4rqRJO6Y

11:30 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

12:00 pm Lecture
Black and Red: African Americans and the USSR
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
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A live interview with Meredith Roman (CUNY Brockport) and Minkah Makalani (University of Texas, Austin)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrdu6tqz4uH9e7MgfP2uf8jad0Uf6nr5op

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
The German Presidency of the EU at Mid-Point
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with University of Wisconsin-Madison and European Studies and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence; CGES; German Marshall Fund
3:30 pm Lecture
Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Argentina, Brazil, & Chile
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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We welcome Pablo Salinas, who will talk about Crimes Against Humanity in Argentina and Chile and we welcome Carol Proner, who will talk about Crimes Against Humanity in Brazil.

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/y479ajl2

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

4:00 pm Information Session
European Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the European Studies Center to learn about their four certificate offerings, events, scholarships, symposia and more.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86171673232?pwd=aThWaHhxeDFsTEdPeGZsdzZaS01EQT09
Password: 4Lkh8d

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - The German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Want to practice your German in a casual environment and get to know other students and faculty that share your love for this language? Then Laber Rhabarber is for you! All levels of German and all kinds of people are welcome!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91424897554

6:00 pm Information Session
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Are you graduating soon? Wondering what your next adventure could be? Learn about the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program. It is a great opportunity for college graduates to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIR).

LEARN ABOUT THE JET PROGRAM by Pittsburgh JET Alumni Association President Smitha Prasadh.

ASK QUESTIONS to a panel of JET Alumni.

Register here

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Four Evenings Discussion: Laila Lalami's Conditional Citizens
Location:
Virtual, see website to join!
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS) and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
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In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, GSC is again hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in a global perspective.

Open to series subscribers and the Pitt community, these evening discussions, led by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues in a virtual setting. A limited number of tickets to the author lectures is available.

*For questions and more information, contact Maja.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ew_oyU1nbE0CtzTgwxyjM2--cVXwyVZGxLbiL1A...

6:30 pm Lecture
East European Festival: Reporting on Current Affairs in Ukraine
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Ukrainian Club
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Freelance journalist Mark Temnycky will speak on his work reporting on and from Ukraine.