Campus Life Arts & Programs

Keepin' it Reel

Keepin' it Reel Documentary Series

The goals of the series are to cultivate learning outside the classroom and to create opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to explore and discuss a variety of topics and diverse perspectives in a way that engages today’s audiences most: through film. Please join us in a shared viewing event and live chat discusson, followed by a virtual discussion with students and faculty. This event is free for all students. RSVP through Wavelink or the CORQ app. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Spring 2021 Schedule

“Not My Life” 

Cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering. 

January 28, 2021 | 7pm

Zoom Link

How to Access Kanopy 
  • Kanopy Link
  • Login to Kanopy with your UNCW account. 
  • Search "Not My Life" 
  • At 7:05pm, press play and enjoy.  

 “Ethnic Notions”

ETHNIC NOTIONS is Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images, we can begin to understand the evolution of racial consciousness in America. Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons, savage Brutes, and wide-eyed Pickaninnies roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, minstrel shows, advertisements, folklore, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These dehumanizing caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights period and implanted themselves deep in the American psyche.

February 16, 2021 | 7 p.m. 

Zoom Link


  • Kanopy Link
  • Login to Kanopy with your UNCW account. 
  • Search "Ethnic Notions" 
  • At 7:05 pm, then press plays and enjoy.

“Call Her Ganda”  

When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case; an activist attorney, a transgender journalist, and Jennifer's mother, galvanize a political uprising, pursuing justice and taking on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nominated for Outstanding Documentary at the GLAAD Media Awards. (Kanopy) 

Tuesday, March 23, 2020 | 7 pm  
Zoom


  • Kanopy Link
  • Login to Kanopy with your UNCW account. 
  • Search "Call Her Ganda" 
  • At 7:05pm, press play and enjoy. 

 “The True Cost”  

The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye-opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.  

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 7 p.m.

Co-Sponsor: UNCW Sustainability Office  

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