The Center for Global Film and Media organizes events and screenings that deal with topics related to an ever-changing global environment. The premise of the center’s research and activities is that today we inhabit a new and irrevocably different world and this necessitates new conceptual tools and discourses. The goal of the center is to increase awareness of important global issues in our interconnected society, catalyze social change and promote cross-cultural understanding through the medium of film. The competence of the center rests in the fields of Film Theory, Global/Transnational Cinema, Film-Philosophy, Theories of Representation, Cinematic Modernisms, Film Adaptations, Narrative Film, and Film Criticism. All events of the center are open to UB undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and the WNY community at large.
The Center collaborates with a wide spectrum of programs and departments across UB: the Juxtapositions Lecture Series, the Poetics Program, the Center for Psychoanalysis and Culture (Department of English); the Department of Visual Studies, The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, the Office for Special Events, the Asian Studies Program, the Confucius Institute, the International Student and Scholar Services, the UB Intercultural and Diversity Center, the UB Libraries, and the Undergraduate Academies. Past events of the Center have been coordinated with the UB College of Arts and Sciences Centenary Celebration, UB Distinguished Speaker Series, Visual Studies Speaker Series, Buffalo Humanities Festival “Migration Nation, Moving Stories,” and the International Symposium, “The Rwandan Genocide: Twenty Years Later.”
The efforts of the center are also coordinated with the riverrun Global Film Series, held annually at the Burchfield Penney Art Center:
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