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February 2023

Latin American Film Festival: “Perfect Strangers”

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

From Mexican director Manolo Caro (Netflix’s The House of Flowers) comes the electrifying comedy about a seemingly simple dinner party. When a group of best friends gets together during a lunar eclipse to share an intimate meal in the tasteful house of Eva and Antonio, they suspect it’s just another typical night, until the hostess proposes a game. All guests must lay their cell phones on the table and read aloud all incoming messages and answer all incoming phone calls…

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Latin American Film Festival: “Machuca”

February 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm

The story takes place in Santiago in 1973 in the days leading up to the military coup, and is based on a real experiment carried out during the socialist government of Salvador Allende at Saint George’s College (Saint Patrick’s College in the film). The college scenes were shot at the East Campus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and at the Barros Arana National Boarding School. Includes speaker to discuss film In person + streaming Free food served

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Latin American Film Festival: “Alice Junior”

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Alice Júnior is a carefree, spoiled trans YouTuber with everything she could ask for: an apartment in a cool beach town, a loving dad, her own advice vlog, an almost-win on Teen Top Model, and a cat named Rhinoceros. So, when her father announces their move from the vibrant Brazilian city of Recife to a small, conservative town in the south and to an old-fashioned catholic school, Alice has to prepare herself for the prudery and small-mindedness she will confront…

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March 2023

Latin American Film Festival: “Vicenta”

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A film as necessary as it is beautiful, Vicenta explores the struggle for the right to a legal, safe, and free abortion. Through small clay figurines and live-action news clips, the documentary narrates the real human rights story of Vicenta, an illiterate working-class woman who cleans houses for a living. During a visit to the doctor, Vicenta discovered that her teenage daughter Laura, who is mentally and physically disabled, had been raped by her uncle and is now pregnant. The…

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Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics (online via Zoom)

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Fogler Library and the Office of Research Development for Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics. This workshop will be held online via Zoom. At this workshop, participants will: search for grants in PIVOT, analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals, and learn Grant Writing Basics. Anyone is welcome to attend - this program may be especially resonant for faculty, staff, and graduate students. RSVP here.

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The Publish and Thrive Challenge – Enhanced and Updated with UMaine’s Writing Center! (Online)

March 20 - March 24

Join Fogler Library and the Writing Center the week of March 20-24 for the Publish and Thrive Challenge! Each day, for five days, you will receive an email with brief tasks designed to build your publishing acumen (and confidence!).  You'll identify venues to publish and present your work, explore the process of responding to calls for proposals in both academic and popular presses, examine your rights as an author, and increase the overall visibility of your work. You’ll also have…

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Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series – Eternal Amazon

March 21 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

Eternal Amazon presents a critical analysis of how the world's largest tropical rainforest is understood and utilized. Exploring the Amazon's five million square kilometers--home to 20% of the world's freshwater reserves--the film asks whether it is possible for humans to make sustainable use of the rainforest by featuring nine successful projects for sustainable forest use that directly benefit the local population and foster good economic partnerships. There will be a post-film discussion by the filmmaker, Belisário Franca, in collaboration with…

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Latin American Film Festival/Human Dimensions of Climate Change – Eternal Amazon

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

The Amazon is a vast laboratory for sustainable experiments that are revealing new relationships among human beings, corporations, and the natural heritage crucial for life on the planet. This is where the guidelines are being drawn up for a new global economic model: the green economy. With an astonishing soundtrack and cinematography, Eternal Amazon presents a critical analysis of how the world’s largest tropical rainforest is understood and utilized. Exploring the Amazon’s five million square kilometers—home to 20% of the…

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Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series – Reciprocity Project

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

Facing a climate crisis, The Reciprocity Project embraces Indigenous value systems that have bolstered communities since the dawn of humanity. To heal, we must recognize that we are in relationship with Earth, a place that was in balance until the modern industrial age. These short films invite learning from time-honored and current Indigenous ways of being, with filmmakers responding to the question: What does ‘reciprocity’ mean to your community? There will be a post-film discussion by Dr. Tony Sutton, Assistant…

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April 2023

Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series – Catching the Sun

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1 Orono, ME United States

This film follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry. With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, we learn of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change. Their successes and failures speak to one of the biggest questions of our time: Will the U.S. actually be able to build a clean energy economy? There…

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