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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.

Film documents Ethiopian women’s journey to healing

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents A Walk to Beautiful today—Wednesday, March 6—at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

A Walk to Beautiful tells the stories of five women in Ethiopia ostracized by their family and villages due to their suffering from obstetric fistula, a serious medical condition caused by failed childbirth under poor conditions.

Documentary an intimate portrait of post-apartheid South Africa

Fearless, feisty and resolute, the “Rough Aunties” are a group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa.

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents a screening of the film Rough Aunties, February 20 at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Documentary offers an exploration of global village

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents a screening of the animated film If the World Were a Village, February 13 at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

There are more than six billion people, but if we imagine the entire human population of the world as a village of just 100 people:

Film tells tales of Chinese Canadian immigrants

The International Wednesdays documentary series presents a screening of From C To C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration, February 6 at noon in the International Student Centre on the second floor of Laurier Hall.

Filmed on location in British Columbia and throughout China’s Guandong province, From C to C is a moving, and cinematic, tapestry of Chinese Canadian stories of migration. These stories outline the injustices faced by Chinese migrants during the last century, and the little-known effects of migration on the families and communities of migrants.

New recruiter to play key role in attracting international students

Windsor is an easy sell for international students, says Deena Wang. The University’s first-ever coordinator of international student recruitment, she started in her new role January 14 and is already impressed.

“International students are looking to experience life in a Western city, which certainly Windsor can provide,” says Wang. “It’s still small enough for them to experience real Canadian culture as well. From that standpoint, there are a lot of aspects to promote.”

Wednesday deadline for holiday host applications

Wednesday, December 19, is the deadline for applications to the Host for the Holidays program, which program places international students with Windsor families willing to open their homes to guests for a holiday dinner.

International student advisor Enrique Chacon says the students are interested in joining a typical Canadian celebration, so host families do not need to go to a lot of trouble.

End of exams will bring more than relief to residence students

Whether it crept on without a warning or it couldn’t have come any faster, it’s inevitable—December is in full swing. For many of the students living in UWindsor's six residence halls, the end of final exams will bring more than just a sigh of relief.

Danielle Gunsch, a first-year biology student living in residence, hasn’t been to her home in Kitchener for more than a weekend in over six months.

“One thing I really miss are long daily talks with my mom,” she says. “Right now we only talk every two weeks.”