019) Off the Beaten Track Films: Film Discussions (In-Person)

During this six-week class, we will explore six films that you will watch on easily accessed platforms. You may have seen one but you probably missed most of them.  Here is your chance to dive into films you might have missed.  We will discuss themes in class after at-home screening of feature and documentary features and one Oscar-winning short. In class, the conversation will focus on your reactions to the films, including how each character navigates their situation, questions about character growth, the reality of these stories and what drove the directors, many of them first time directors, to navigate such emotional material on screen. The films you’ll screen for this class will be Mustang (2015), Fill the Void (2012), Nafi’s Father (2019), Sand Storm (2016), Children of the Mist (2021) and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015).