DECEMBER 8, 2018 | 7:00 PM
In this little-seen film, we are taken back to 1967, a harrowing year in history marked by some of the most gruesome battles of the Vietnam war. Out of protest, seven directors of the French New Wave create a collaborative film that weaves together footage of war battles, pop culture references, interviews and narrative scenes to shine a light on the terror of the Vietnam war. Activist and filmmaker John Gianvito says about the film, “For us, Far From Vietnam stood as a rare and exemplary model of an omnibus film whose sum was greater than any one of its parts.”
With Introductory remarks by Nicholas De Genova, a scholar of migration, borders, race, citizenship, and labor. Nicholas is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston. He previously held teaching appointments in urban and political geography at King's College London, and in sociocultural anthropology at Stanford, Columbia, and Goldsmiths, University of London, as well as visiting professorships or research positions at the Universities of Warwick, Bern, Amsterdam, and Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Chicago.