Explore the world through six award-winning international films presented in their original language with English subtitles. Each film is followed by COD faculty-led discussion.

Global Flicks is co-sponsored by COD Field Studies/Study Abroad and McAninch Arts Center. Click HERE for a listing of all films featured in previous years, as well as their availability in the COD Library.

Feb. 1 | 1:30 & 7:30p

The Duke is based on the amazing true story of the art theft of Goya’s painting ‘Duke of Wellington’ from The National Gallery in 1961. 60-year-old Kempton Bunton stole the portrait sending ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on the condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. An…

Feb. 8 | 1:30 & 7:30p

Two women meet at a hospital as they are giving birth - both single and pregnant by accident. Janis is middle-aged with no regrets, Ana an adolescent scared and traumatized. They exchange few words but create a sincere connection as they walk the hospital corridor. Janis and Ana re-convene as their lives become tangled with…

Feb. 15 | 1:30 & 7:30p

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stars as a history teacher whose rant about the shameful state of Ukrainian politics goes viral, resulting in his sudden rise to fame and an upset victory in the presidential election. Zelenskyy is dragged through the rigmarole of being a world leader but fundamentally is a good person. This TV sitcom was created…

Feb. 22 | 1:30 & 7:30p

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy that was in effect from 1979 to 2015 and the devastating impacts upon generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment. Director Nanfu Wang confronts China’s history as well as her own. Director: Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang…

Mar. 1 | 1:30 & 7:30p

Shakuntala Devi is best known for her ability to perform lengthy calculations swiftly in her head in a matter of seconds. Told from the perspective of her daughter, Devi was not formally educated and didn’t excel in cognitive tests, but was a mathematical prodigy and author. A journey to become ‘The Human Computer,’ this film…

Mar. 8 | 1:30 & 7:30p

Ugyen, a young teacher in modern Bhutan, shirks his duties while planning to go to Australia to become a singer. His superiors send him to the most remote school in the world, a glacial Himalayan village Lunana, to complete his service. He finds himself exiled with no electricity, no textbooks, not even a blackboard. Though…

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