The Global Media Festival is in its fourth year! This event is open to the public and explores how media can transform society and change the conversation about major global issues around the world.
Stay tuned for information about the 2020 Global Media Festival coming soon!
Global Media Fest 2019: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures
By Emily Snelling
After two successful years bringing international media artists to discuss their work at Georgia Tech, The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures takes a further step by showcasing the creation of community-based media infrastructures that operate with alternative sources of energy. Our signature event for this year is Solar Cinema in Puerto Rico: A Conversation with Dr. Arturo Massol, professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and director of Casa Pueblo, in Adjuntas Puerto Rico, who will be speaking about the creation of a Solar power cinema after Hurricane María. Come join Dr. Arturo Massol at the Clary Theater for a conversation hosted by Dr. Juan Carlos Rodríguez, from the School of Modern Languages, on Thursday, March 28, 2019 and stay for a reception afterwards.
This event will be followed by two film screenings. On April 4, 2019, Dr. Stéphanie Boulard, from the School of Modern Languages, will host a screening of Agnes Varda’s award winner of L’O’eil d’or at Cannes and Oscar nominated documentary.
Faces Places (2017), which tells the story of two artists who develop a special friendship while traveling, celebrating artisanal production, workers’ solidarity, and creating a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France. On April 5, 2019, Dr. Amanda Weiss, from the School of Modern Languages, will host a screening of Ashes to Honey (2010), a documentary that explores sustainability and invites viewers to reconsider relying on nuclear power in Japan.