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'Through the Lens of a Traveler: Around the World in 400 Seconds'

“Through the Lens of a Traveler: Around the World in 400 Seconds” is an opportunity to share global travel stories with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community in the “20×20 Powered by PechaKucha” format.

The spring 2015 class of UNC’s American Studies 61, “Navigating the World through American Eyes” will organize and host the event. This is a presentation-based event that allows each presenter, selected through an application process, 20 slides of information with 20 seconds per slide to share their global travel experiences with images and the spoken word.

Presenters will include UNC students, faculty, staff and alumni, and the event will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center on the evening of Feb. 26. Those selected to perform will also have their presentations displayed on the student-run website. Anyone who is interested in future global travel is strongly encouraged to attend the event.​ Food will be served at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30 p.m.

Southern Culture Movie Series- Homegoings

The Southern Culture Movie film series is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is free and open to everyone. All films are shown in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx GEC at 6pm. Refreshments are provided following the films. 

Homegoings [2013, 51 min]

Through the eyes of funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood,Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. Combining cinéma vérité with intimate interviews and archival photographs, the film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones “home.”

Southern Culture Movie Series organized by:

The Writing Center

International Student and Scholar Services

The Media Resources Center

The Center for Global Initiatives