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Foreign Language Film Night Series (FFuN)


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Feb 10 - May 12, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Virtual
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

The SDSU-LARC Foreign Language Film Night (FFuN) series has a little bit of film fun for everyone. We screen one foreign language film per week of the semester, sixteen films each Spring and Fall, in the various languages taught at SDSU and a few more. During this period of online learning, all films screen in Zoom. Students enrolled in a course in a film’s language are eligible to attend the live screening (even if it’s not a public one).

Email creative director, Stacy Nyikos (, for the link.

This Spring 2021, we’re adding to the FFuN by screening six films synchronously for the general public in The Languages of SoCal mini-series. The film will be followed by a discussion with a San Diego university/college faculty and a neighbor about cultural aspects of the film and their immigrant experiences. The discussion will last about 30 minutes and include a Q&A open to all participants.

Here are the dates, titles and discussion participants for the six films featuring SDSU faculty discussion. All will be presented via Zoom from 6:30 to 9 p.m. PST.

Jan. 27: “Das Perfekte Geheimnis” (Germany 2019, in German)
Mat Schulze, professor of German and SDSU-LARC Director, and Marco Neu, director of consulting services at software company, Nuance.

Feb. 17: “Miriam Miente” (Dominican Republic 2019, in Spanish)
Cristian Aquino-Sterling, associate dean of diversity and international affairs SDSU College of Education, and Patricia McGregor, theater director, playwright and performer in San Diego, currently working on a piece at UCSD.

Mar. 3: “1982” (Lebanon 2020, in Levantine Arabic)
Iman Bakour-Aziz, Levantine, MSA instructor at SDSU-LARC, and Maha Gebara-Lamb, biostatistician and instructor at MiraCosta College and member of AMEMSA+ (Arab, Middle Eastern, Moslem, South Asian, plus group).

Mar. 24: “Mosul” (Iraq 2019, in Iraqi Arabic)
Shak Hanish, professor of political science at National University, and Ghadah Al Saadi, instructor of Iraqi/MSA at SDSU-LARC (who was born in Mosul).

Apr. 7: “Love is War” (Nigeria 2020, in English)
Niyi Coker, director of the School of Theater, Television, and Film at SDSU, and Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, competency engineer for 3D printing at HP, and lead actor Richard Mofe-Damijo.

Apr. 28: “Innocence” (South Korea 2020, in Korean)
Insook Kang, Korean instructor at SDSU, and Jimi Kim, South Korean film expert and lecturer.

Additional information about the film series and can be found here, which will also publish registration links for each film.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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