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Mar 18, 2019

FVCC Hosts Global Friends Film Fest in April

FVCC logoFlathead Valley Community College’s international student club, Global Friends, will screen two award-winning documentaries in April. Offered in collaboration with Love Lives Here and the Montana Human Rights Network, the Global Friends Film Fest will feature “Human Flow” on Monday, April 8 and “Fire at Sea” on Monday, April 22. Following each film, Global Friends will host a discussion.

Both films will begin at 6 p.m. in the large community room of the Arts and Technology Building. The festival is open to everyone, and there is no charge to attend.

“Human Flow” offers detailed insight into the global refugee crisis. Produced by Ai Weiwei, “Human Flow” was made over the course of one year in 23 countries. According to a review by The New York Times, “…the movie tracks the here and there of people whose relentless ebbing and flowing make startlingly visible what news headlines repeatedly suggest: that ours is an age of ceaseless churn with no calm in sight.”

An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, “Fire at Sea” was shot on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa during the European migrant crisis in 2016 and sets the migrants’ dangerous Mediterranean crossing against a background of the ordinary life of the islanders.

“While furiously stoked myths of otherness are threatening to suck our civilization down a whirlpool of paranoia, ‘Fire At Sea’ argues that the only race on this planet is the human one,” according to contributor Glenn Kenny.

For more information about the Global Friends Film Fest, contact Gerda Reeb at or 756-3889.