International Student Centre

Ian ConnacherFilmmaker Ian Connacher details plastic’s path over the last 100 years in a documentary to be screened on campus Wednesday.

Film traces lingering effects of plastic

The Environmental Wednesdays documentary series presents “Addicted to Plastic,” March 12 at noon in the International Student Centre.

Film documents worldwide explosion of obesity

How and why did the problem of obesity explode in places that, not so long ago, counted malnutrition and even famine as major health concerns? Increasing wealth, changing diets, genetic programming and aggressive marketing by international food companies, argue the makers of the film Globesity: Fat’s New Frontier.

Film shows teacher’s efforts to instill compassion in students

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents Children Full of Life at noon April 3 in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

This 2003 film shows fourth-grade teacher Toshiro Kanamori in his classroom in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo. After an incident of bullying, he instructs his pupils to write their feelings in a letter, and read it aloud in front of the class. By sharing their lives, the children begin to realize the importance of caring for their classmates.

Documentary takes viewers inside “a prison without bars”

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents the 1996 film Inside Burma: Land of Fear at noon March 27 in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Inside Burma exposes the history and brutality of one of the world’s most repressive regimes. Isolated for the past 40 years, since a brutal military dictatorship seized power in Rangoon, this rich country has been relegated to one of the world’s poorest.

Documentary warns of danger of global warming

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents the 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth, today at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Former US vice-president Al Gore has travelled the world delivering a presentation on the global climate change, proving that humankind must confront global warming now or face devastating consequences. This film—winner of the 2007 Academy Award for best feature documentary—captures his journey as a worldwide environmental champion.