Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Portsmouth Public Library
    • 119
    Register



    Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film and Discussion Series

    The Human Flow

    Tuesday, September 10th, 6 PM

    Portsmouth Public Library

    175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801


    About The Human Flow:

    Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

    Watch the Trailer:

    This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org.


    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Portsmouth Public Library 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    • 124
    Register

    Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film and Discussion Series

    Anote's Ark

    Tuesday, October 1st, 6PM

    Portsmouth Public Library

    175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801


    Tickets are free for the public, but space is limited. Reserve your tickets today!

    About Anote's Ark

    What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? With the harsh realities of climate change looming, the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati must find a new solution for the survival of its people. With sweeping cinematography, Anote's Ark interweaves two poignant stories. Anote Tong, endearing president of the island, races to find options-advocating in international climate negotiations and even investigating building underwater cities. At the same time, warm and sharp-witted Sermery, a young mother of six, tackles every struggle with humour. She must decide whether to leave the only culture she knows on the island and migrate to a new life in New Zealand. Anote's Ark captures the next evolution in the shifting dynamics of climate change-one where borders, technology, and global treaties are urgent and can change daily life as we know it. This portrait of the Kiribati people exudes strength of character and grace as they confront the inevitable change they are facing head-on.

    Watch the Trailer:

    This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org


    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Portsmouth Public Library 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    • 124
    Register


    Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film and Discussion Series 

    Fire at Sea

    Tuesday, November 5th, 6 PM

    Portsmouth Public Library

    175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801


    Tickets are free for the public, but space is limited. Reserve your tickets today!

    About Fire at Sea:

    Situated some 200km off Italy's southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis. The resulting documentary focuses on 12-year-old Samuele, a local boy who loves to hunt with his slingshot and spend time on land even though he hails from a culture steeped in the sea.

    Watch the Trailer:





    This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

    Learn more at www.nhhumanities.org


*We encourage advance registration for all of our programs. For events with a ticket price, online payments can be made using PayPal. If you prefer to register or pay over the phone, please contact our office: 603.314.7970


WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NH
SNHU - 2500 N. River Road - Manchester - NH - 03106
council@wacnh.org - (603) 314-7970

WACNH is an independent, non-profit, educational organization located on the campus of SNHU. © 2010-2018

    


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software