02/05/2017 – Paragraph 175 Film & Discussion (6:00-8:00 pm) Library Events Area
Shortly after the Nazis became the only legal party in the Third Reich, homosexual men and women became the target of police raids and interrogation. Under a section of the existing 1871 German Penal code, known as Paragraph 175, made sexual acts between men a punishable act. In 1935, the Nazi regime revised the Paragraph 175 to make homosexuality illegal. This film follows the personal stories of gay men and women who survived Nazi persecution. Dorothy Chambers, from C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Museum, will lead the discussion.
11:00am-1:00 pm – Library Events Area
God Grew Tired of Us: God Grew Tired of Us is a 2006 documentary film about three of the “Lost Boys of Sudan“, a group of some 25,000 young men who have fled the wars in Sudan since the 1980s, and their experiences as they move to the United States. The film was written and directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn.
Global Engagement is hosting this event as part of International Education Week.
The work of the great comic book artist Jacques Tardi is cleverly and beautifully carried to the big screen in April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truque), a surreal sci-fi period piece that reimagines mid-20th century Paris as a smog-filled, steam-powered Napoleonic empire whose future lies in the hands of an orphaned young woman, voiced by French star Marion Cotillard.
6pm – 8pm in the Library Events Area