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Monmouth World Cinema Series 2021-2022

A film series designed to expose Monmouth University students to a panorama of mostly documentary films that challenge assumptions, raise awareness, inspire empathy, and foster wider understanding of global and cultural issues.

"Minari" (US-Korea, 2020)

                            We believe that this crowd-pleasing film about a Korean family that moves from Los Angeles to Arkansas in pursuit of the American Dream would be an excellent capstone to next year’s program.  It has an outstanding cast of appealing characters and provides humor and insight into the intercultural relations of the Korean community and local white residents of Arkansas and, in so doing, provides a more nuanced look at race relations and forms of racism, as well as the feelings of heritage and family in Korea that both strain and reinforce the Yi family as they seek a more prosperous life in Arkansas.  The film is a semi-autobiographical feature from director Lee Isaac Chung and we believe that its message of resiliency and intercultural relations will appeal to our student and local community audience.  We would ideally schedule this film for April 2022.


SHOW DATE & TIME
POLLAK THEATRE, MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
FREE ADMISSION - Faculty-led discussion to follow