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Immigration Film Series

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The Department of Writing and Linguistics is proud to sponsor a 3-part immigration film series on September 14, 22, and 28.

The first movie, Welcome, highlights the rampant immigration crises in the Middle East and Europe by showing the struggles of an average teenager with goals and aspirations not so different from many of our own students. The second in the series, Documented, focuses on the life of Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, activist, and film maker who visited campus in spring 2016. The final installment shows a film of his energetic and thought-provoking lecture: Immigration: Legality v. Humanity with Jose Antonio Vargas.

We hope to raise the conversation about these important issues, issues of identity and globalization, in order to expand our students’ cultural perspectives and to foster Georgia Southern University’s “culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.”

  • Wednesday September 14, 2016 – Welcome (2009), Dir. Philippe Lioret
  • Thursday September 22, 2016 – Documented (2013), Dir. Jose Antonio Vargas and Ann Raffaela Lupo
  • Wednesday September 28, 2016 – Immigration: Legality v. Humanity with Jose Antonio Vargas (Feb. 2, 2016), Georgia Southern University

All films are free of charge and will be shown in the Russell Union Theatre 6-8 p.m. Proof of attendance and free popcorn will be provided.

The Department of Writing and Linguistics is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world.


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