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Adults, Teens

Roanoke College International Film Festival Screening

Sunday, February 24, 2019

2:00pm - 5:00pm

The 2019 inaugural Roanoke College International Film Festival includes films from seven different language programs at Roanoke College. The purpose of this 6-day festival is to bring together students, faculty, and the wider, diverse Salem, Roanoke Valley, and surrounding communities around a common topical subject.

The 2019 RCIFF focus is immigration. Every year thousands of people embark upon the difficult journey of immigration. This year’s films tell their stories.

** All films are free and open to the public. All films are subtitled in English. Each film will be followed by a post-screening discussion in English.**

The Taubman Museum of Art is a proud partner of the RCIFF and will be hosting the final screening of the film Hope (2014). About the film:

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Director: Boris Lojkine
Summary: Deep in the Sahara desert, as they try to get to Europe, Leonard, a young man from Cameroon, rescues Hope, a Nigerian woman. In a fiercely hostile world where safety requires staying with one’s own people, these two try to find their way together, and to love each other.
Language(s): French (English subtitles)
Run-Time: 86 min