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LUChats: Global Challenges and the movies

Wednesday 14 April 2021
Timezone: CET.

Film Discussion

Want to try something different? LUC Movie Talkshow

Since the earliest cave paintings 64,000 years ago, art has reflected, deepened, and enriched the human experience. Therefore, it is an essential component of a liberal arts education. Arguably, cinema is both the most ‘complete’ and the most influential form of modern art.

Because of its uniqueness and power, cinema has been used – and abused – by elites to shape the popular imagination and to manipulate public opinion. It is not a coincidence that politicians as diverse as Adolph Hitler and Al Gore have commissioned films to mould public discourse to fit their ideological agendas and political goals.

This talkshow introduces you to film with the viewing of the movie "Beasts of No Nations' and discuss  this with a twist, taking into account the Global Challenges focus of our College and the diversity of our community. Let's go to the movies and get talking! Learn how film and movies can spark a discussion and connect to global and societal challenges - the core of our programme.

Try something different join our Talkshow on Wednesday 14th April 2021!

Together with a panel of students, staff and alumni, we will engage on a conversation around the film “Beasts of No Nation”.

NOTE: All participants should watch this film prior to the discussion, in order to engage in the conversation with our panelists.

Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 American-Ghanaian war drama film written, co-produced, shot, and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. It follows a young boy who becomes a child soldier as his country experiences a horrific civil war. Shot in Ghana and including stars such as Idris Elba, the film is based on a novel by Uzodinma Iweala.  

This session will be a different angle, at experiencing what the global challenge conversations in class can look like. For more information on the Global Challnges addressed at LUC, take a look here.


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Why are we doing this talkshow?

At LUC, our programme strives to address and tackle Global Challenges. In every course, staff and students aim to look at different societal issues from multiple angles. The purpose is to understand how one particular issue or challenge, needs multiple perspectives, and that no challenge or solution stands on its own, but is connected across different disciplines and borders.

This session will not only encourage you to watch a film that emphasizes war’s human cost, but also experience a different way of addressing a wide range of different issues such as the portrayal of the African continent, child soldier responsibilities, to issues around gender.

Leiden University College The Hague offers a broad, flexible and interdisciplinary residential Liberal Arts and Sciences programme with a focus on Global Challenges. In this bachelor programme you will specialize in relevant fields like world politics, economics, governance, international justice, human & cultural interaction, global public health and environmental sciences.

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