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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.