World Affairs in Foreign Films: Getting the Global Picture

| October 12, 2011

Title: World Affairs in Foreign Films: Getting the Global Picture

Author: Roberta Seret

Publisher:  McFarland

Call number: PN1995.9.F67 S48 2011

From the Publisher:

There is nothing so engaging, so true to life as film to transport students to unfamiliar places. This textbook introduces foreign cultures and global concepts through 13 award-winning films from around the world: Osama (Afghanistan); Persepolis (Iran/France); Water (India); Beijing Bicycle (China); Tokyo Sonata (Japan); Tsotsi (South Africa); Hotel Rwanda (Rwanda); War Dance (Uganda); Central Station (Brazil); March of the Penguins (Antarctica/France); Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (Germany); The Counterfeiters (Austria); Pearl (U.S.A., Chickasaw Nation). Each is chosen for its richness as a basis for discussions in history, geography, economics, government, literature, music, and art. This multi-disciplinary primer encourages critical thinking and group activities and offers new perspectives on international affairs.

About the author: Roberta Seret is director of Professional English at the United Nations for the Hospitality Committee, where she teaches English language, literature and film to diplomats. President and founder of International Cinema Education, at the United Nations, she lives in New York City.

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