Film festival focuses on non-violent resistance

first_imgPeace studies course material and film study will converge at the fifth annual ScreenPeace Film Festival, where attendees will share in the experiences of five nonviolent resistors from around the world. The festival, which begins Thursday and runs through Saturday, is co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Hal Culbertson, executive director of the Kroc Institute, said this year’s festival theme of nonviolent resistance developed in response to the Arab Spring, a series of civil resistance movements in the Arab world that began in late 2010. “We thought there would be significant interest in the Arab Spring and its impact around the world,” Culbertson said. “We decided to make the theme of nonviolent resistance the centerpiece because we knew of several films that related to this.” The five films that will be shown over the course of the festival portray the stories of a varied cast of people: a Palestinian farmer, a Chinese artist and activist, a scholar of nonviolent resistance, an interracial American couple and an aspiring Algerian filmmaker. Alison Rice, associate professor of French and Francophone literatures, will introduce the last film of the weekend, “Normal!,” about a young Algerian filmmaker living and working when the Arab Spring protests begin in his country in the last days of 2010. “With these protests taking place, it’s like a documentary, but it’s not labeled a documentary,” Rice said. “It’s like a film within a film.” The film follows the struggles of the filmmaker as he tries to discern how to act appropriately in the midst of the protests, Rice said. “[It is] really about the dilemma of how to act when you’re in a societal system in a country where you do not agree with the way things are going,” she said. “How do you react, how do you respond effectively?” The film sends a message of solidarity, Rice said, and the feeling of “everyone participating in something together.” Rice was chosen to introduce “Normal!” for the ScreenPeace Festival because of her close connections with Algerian culture as a professor of French and Francophone literature, she said. “I also love the work the Kroc Institute does, and I am firmly behind the idea of peace studies, and I love film as well,” Rice said. “It was a perfect opportunity for me to respond to.” Culbertson said the Kroc Institute chooses films for the festival that will relate to the material the Peace Studies department is teaching in the classroom. “We designate films with our chief educational goals in mind and we try to complement our class discussions of peace with films that are particularly situated where conflict and peace issues are prominent,” he said. “It can address issues on a more local level and more in context than we often can in the classroom.” The festival also provides food for thought for others who may not know a great deal about peace issues around the world. “The real goal is to stimulate thought and reflection of peace issues around the world,” he said. “I think film as a medium is a wonderful way for people to learn about other cultures and contexts. It’s a different way of seeing peace issues played out.” The festival is free to attend, but tickets are required. For a full schedule of films and to obtain tickets, visit performingarts.nd.edu.last_img read more

Chelsea target Eagles star as Jadon Sancho alternative

first_img Loading… Frank Lampard’s side are reportedly battling with rivals Manchester United for the €100m rated Borussia Dortmund forward.However, according to reports from Goal.com, the Red Devils remain the England international’s more likely destination, leaving the door open to a potential push for Chukwueze.The Nigerian international has been heavily linked with a move away from Javier Calleja’s side in the last 12 months, with Liverpool rumoured to be tracking him last summer.Read Also: Real Madrid aiming for 30% stadium reopening in OctoberThe 21-year old is under contract with the Yellow Submarine until 2023, however he does represent a much cheaper option than Sancho, with Villarreal potentially considering offers in the region of €50m.Chukwueze has been a consistent figure across the last two seasons at El Madrigal, despite the club’s managerial upheaval, with 52 La Liga appearances from a possible 65 league matches.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Premier League giants Chelsea are targeting a  move for Super Eagles and Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze, if they fail in a bid for Jadon Sancho this summer.Advertisementlast_img read more

ICC World Cup Nathan Coulter-Nile not sure of place in India game despite 92 against WI

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Australia’s fast bowling all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile says he is not sure of his place for the big-ticket World Cup encounter against India despite a match-winning 92 against West Indies. His 92 off just 60 balls proved vital in Australia’s 15-run victory, but the 31-year-old believes his expensive outing with the ball in Bristol may not help his cause. Asked if he felt his spot was secure, Coulter-Nile said: “No. I took none for 70. We’ve got two world-class (fast) bowlers (on the sidelines). I’m not in the team to make runs, hopefully the top order does that, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I got dropped for the next game.”“I’m in the team to take wickets and I’ve had two wicketless games, so we’ll see how we go,” he added. Coulter-Nile’s 92 at Trent Bridge was the highest score by a No. 8 in a World Cup, 58 runs more than his previous best ODI score.Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are Australia’s lead pacers, while coach Justin Langer has indicated that Nathan Lyon has been considered as a second spinner alongside Adam Zampa.Back-up pacers Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson could also come into contention for the India game at The Oval. Coulter-Nile insists he is not bothered by the competition for spots. “I actually like it,” he said.”I think it’s good to have competition and it wouldn’t be good if we had no one pushing you trying to get better, so I love it.”Coulter-Nile combined with Steve Smith (73) for a counter-attacking stand of 102 off just 89 balls power Australia to 288 against the Windies. “To have a guy play the innings of his life was something I’m sure you guys enjoyed watching,” said vice-captain Alex Carey, who earlier scored 45 off 55 deliveries. last_img read more

Good news on O’Riordan injury.

first_imgThe JK Brackens clubman suffered a hip injury in the Premier County’s quarter-final win over Waterford.However the results of a scan on the Under 21 captain were positive with Creedon saying there’s no reason he shouldn’t be available to face the Munster and All Ireland champions in Semple Stadium on Sunday week.last_img