Great movies this week in the NiteSpot by liberalartsduq
03.09.10, 11:12 am
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This past summer, I studied abroad in Cochabamba, Bolivia with Amizade, an awesome company that combines study abroad with service-learning around the world.

They are hosting a Culture and Justice movie series this week in the NiteSpot.  Here are the descriptions and times.

(The movie that’s playing tonight, The Devil’s Miner, is excellent.  I watched it before I went to Bolivia and it really gives a lot of background.)

Amizade’s Culture and Justice movie series @ Nitespot:
The Devil’s Miner
The Devil’s Miner is the story of Basilio Vargas, a 14-year-old veteran mine worker in Bolivia.  His father died when he was two and Basilio is the primary breadwinner. Outside the mine, Basilio is Catholic. Inside, however, he puts his faith in the Devil. Basilio and the other miners believe the devil controls their fate. Basilio’s dream is to earn enough money to get an education and to leave the mines for good. Basilio is also a realist who knows what will happen if he doesn’t escape: he’ll be dead by 40 from lung disease or a mine collapse, just like an estimated eight million Cerro Rico workers before him.

Thursday, March 11th at 6:30pm, free pizza and drinks:
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
The world’s fresh water is disappearing. As we pollute and waste away our very limited supply, corporate giants are working to make the building block of our globe a commodity, privatizing developing countries’ fresh water. In the midst of this, military control of water is rising, setting the stage for world water wars. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive?

Living Legends by liberalartsduq
02.14.10, 10:56 am
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The Duquesne University Law School is hosting what looks to be a really interesting event.  Here’s the description:

Living Legends:

An Afternoon with John Marshall (son of Thurgood Marshall) and

Charles Hamilton Houston, Jr.

Tuesday, February, 23, 2010
3:00 p.m.
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University
Moderated by School of Law Interim Dean Ken Gormley
Co-sponsored by the Homer S. Brown Law Association

This historic event, bringing together the sons of two of the most significant civil rights figures in American history, is the first time these men have come together to talk about the remarkable contributions of their fathers — and their roles in achieving a civil rights revolution that transformed the United States and guaranteed equal justice for all.

The event will also feature the national premiere of a 15-minute film, produced by noted Pittsburgh film maker Ken Love, regarding the singular achievements of Thurgood Marshall and Charles Houston, introduced and narrated by their sons.

If interested, you can register for the free event here.

Human Rights Film Festival by liberalartsduq
02.13.10, 10:55 am
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This Tuesday night, the Department of Modern Languages will present the next movie in their Human Rights Film Series.  This weeks movie is Mardi Gras: Made in China.

Here’s a description of the movie:

This examination of cultural and economic globalization follows the life-cycle of Mardi Gras beads from a small factory in Fuzhou, China, to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and to art galleries in New York City.
It will be held February 16, at 7pm in 105 College Hall