Kashia Pieprzak recipient of the Nelson Bushnell ’20 Prize

Congratulations to Kashia Pieprzak, Massachusetts Professor of Francophone Literature, French Language, and Comparative Literature, as a recipient of the college’s major award for faculty excellence in teaching and writing. The Bushnell Prize is given to faculty who are consistently recognized both by their colleagues and their… Continue reading »

German-Austrian Film Festival: Contemporary Queer Cinema from Germany & Austria

The German-Austrian Film Festival focuses this year on "Contemporary Queer Cinema from Germany and Austria" and will take place on Tuesdays April 11, April 18, and April 25 at 7:00PM at Images Cinema in Williamstown. ❖ Große Freiheit/Great Freedom (2021) by Sebastian Meise on Tuesday April 11, at 7:00 pm ❖ Breaking the Ice (2022) by Clara Stern on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:00 pm ❖ Futur Drei/No Hard Feelings (2020) by Faraz Shariat on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm All films are in German with English subtitles. The screenings are free and open to the public. Continue reading »

Film Screening: Viral

For International Heritage Week ISA, CGLLC, and SASA* are collaborating to screen the film "Viral" made by Indian and Pakistani filmmakers through Seeds of Peace and the US Consulate under the project "Kitney Duur Kitney Paas"  (How Far, How Close) film project. These filmmakers met only after the film was launched, and had the added challenge of shooting a film in 2 separate countries. All the films in this series are about the India-Pakistan bond – calling for the friendship, harmony, and peace that the citizens of both nations seek instead of the current enmity that envelops them. We also have the unique opportunity to interact with the filmmakers of Viral and have a Q&A at the event! ❖ Tuesday, March 7, 8:00 | Hopkins 001 Continue reading »

Resistencias y Existencias: Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain

During our event "Resistencias y Existencias: Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain", we will create a space for students on campus to learn about dictatorships in countries such as Argentina and Spain, as well as about American imperialism and its effects in Latin America and the Caribbean. ❖ Wednesday, April 5, 5:00pm, Griffin 3: Gender and Resistance ❖ Thursday, April 6, 6:30pm, Images Cinema: Screening of "Simulacros de Liberación" ❖ Friday, April 7, noon, Dodd House Dining Room: Art and Resistance Continue reading »

Celebrating World Heritage: A Workshop and a Trio Concert of Pipa (China), Oud (Syria) and Harp (Venezuela)

On April 6, Chinese pipa player Gao Hong will join Issam Rafea, a Syrian oud artist, and Venezuelan harpist Leonard Jacome for a string performance connecting musical styles from across Asia and South America. The trio will play live composition based on each other’s folk songs or modes to allow the audience to experience the innovative/live composition process of turning traditional music into one-of-a-kind fusion music. ❖ April 6, Workshop: 4:15-5:15 pm, Concert: 7:00-8:30 pm | Goodrich Continue reading »

Williams College French and Francophone Film Festival: Imagining Other Lives 2023

The 2023 French and Francophone Film Festival presents three feature films that ask what it means to imagine the possibility of other lives. In all three films, the central characters delve deeply into the lives of others and question the limits of their ability to imagine or enter those worlds. ❖ February 13 @7:30PM:  Saint Omer (2022) by Alice Diop ❖ February 20 @7:30PM: Gagarine (2021) by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh ❖ February 27 @7:30PM: Memory Box (2021) by Khalil Joreige and Joanna Hadjithomas * IMAGES CINEMA | Free and open to the public Continue reading »

Transnational Asian Film Festival: Beyond Biopolitical Bodies

We proudly announce the first Transnational Asian Film Festival at Williams, which will take place March 9-14, 2023. This year’s theme explores the possibilities “Beyond Biopolitical Bodies” and will start with public screenings of three recent films from Japan, South Korea, and China at Images. The festival will close with a round table conversation with two Beijing-based Chinese and Japanese film directors and film distributors based in the US. ❖ Thursday, March 9 @7:30PM:  Plan 75 (2022) directed by Chie Hayakawa, with introduction and Q&A led by Prof. Christopher Bolton. Language: Japanese with English subtitles ❖ Saturday, March 11 @7:30PM: Microhabitat (2017) directed by Go-woon Jeon, with introduction and Q&A led by Prof. Olga Kim. Language: Korean with English subtitles ❖ Monday, March 13 @7:30PM: Stonewalling (2022) directed by Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka, with introduction and Q&A by the two directors. Language: Chinese (Hunanese) with English subtitles ❖ Tuesday, March 14 @7:30PM: A Round Table with Directors Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka and film distributor Ian Stimler, moderated by Prof. Man He. 4:15pm @ Griffin 3 * All screenings are free and open to public at 7:30pm @ Images Continue reading »

Documentary about the war in Ukraine: Mariupolis 2 (2022)

Come and see with us a document of the war in Ukraine – Mariupolis 2 (2022). The last documentary by Mantas Kvedaravičius, who returned to the besieged eastern city of Mariupol earlier this year and was killed there.  The film was conceived as a follow-up to his documentary Mariupolis (2016) and was finished by his partner and co-director Hanna Bilbrova. ❖ Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 PM ❖ Sunday, December 4 at 1 PM at Images Free admission The screening is preceded by a conversation with Ukrainian students at Williams. Continue reading »