Film Studies

New Global Cinema Course

Students can now participate in the Ursinus International Film Festival for credit

The Ursinus International Film Festival is now a one-credit S/U course: Topics in Global Film (IDS 095). To receive credit, students must attend all six screenings, participate in discussions with members of the community, and contribute to a public blog.

The international film festival screens one film in each of the languages taught at Ursinus. All films are subtitled. Although the festival has been running for at least 20 years, from now on, each year will have its own theme to allow for rich conversations and comparisons. This year’s theme is childhood and adolescence in film.

The festival remains open to the public and will continue to feature post-screening refreshments and discussion. The first film, Wadjda (2012) will play on Wednesday, September 16 at 7 p.m. in Olin Auditorium. Wadjda, a beautiful coming-of-age film about the life of a young girl in Saudi Arabia,is the first feature film from that country to be directed by a woman.

For a schedule and more information about this year’s films, visit the festival blog: