Faces of (In)Equality: International Film Festival | Thu March 22, 2018
Attend a film put on by the only international film festival in the world organized and run by university students!
A dystopian future may not be what most of us think of when we think “equality”. Rather, many of us think instead of utopia or at least a better tomorrow. A socially, racially, and economically loaded word, equality conjures up thoughts of peace and harmony, while also reminding us of conflicts begun and lives lost in its name. However, just as good cannot exist without evil, can equality exist without inequality?
CMU believes that film is a platform with sufficient depth and global roots to help us better understand what it means to be equal, as well as how and why those around the world fight for or against it. This is why the 12th year of the CMU IFF is titled “Faces of (In)Equality”
Today, it seems we live in a world in which the call for equality is stronger than ever. But what does an equal world look like? Are there no differences among people? Or is it a world where people treat each other with mutual respect despite their differences? The hope is that the relationship between you, the viewer, and the films will open the way for conversations about what it means to be equal or unequal in any of these words’ multiple senses and connotations. While film may not offer all the answers, the CMU IFF wishes to celebrate similarities and differences in a way that will lead to a better understanding of these issues.
Be sure to check out the schedule and buy tickets for the shows you are interested in attending. Alternatively, there is a Festival Pass available that grants one admission to all 2018 festival films, excluding Opening Night. All of the needed information can be found on the website.
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