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The Reel World film series hosts monthly films on campus to raise awareness about other cultures and about global issues. Our intention is to encourage dialogue.

All films are free and open to the public.

For disability accommodations contact Heather Brown at 360-650-7544.



Fall 2014
Foreign Letters
Radio Bikini
Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai'i

Winter 2015
Even the Rain
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Seeking Asian Female

Spring 2015
Women Without Men
Remote Control
When the Mountains Tremble

Fall 2015
Drunktown's Finest
The Sea Inside/Mar adentro Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants: Mission Impossible?

Winter 2016
La Pirogue Joyless Street / Die Freudlose Gasse

Spring 2016
Live From UB
Sweet Dreams

Fall 2016
Still Life
Solar Mamas

Winter 2017
Hunting in Wartime
A Single Frame

Spring 2017
Fruitvale Station
Summer Wars

Reel World Film Series

Western faculty are invited to submit film proposals for the Reel World film series, which takes place during fall, winter and spring quarters each year. The films can be incorporated into a course, an event, or a club on campus, but will be shown to the community at large.

The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) sends out a call for titles each spring for the following year then selects the films to be included, creates a calendar of titles, and works with Western Libraries to purchase or rent the selected films.

Faculty who sponsor a title on the Reel World calendar publicize the event in their classes or clubs and lead a discussion about the film before or after the screening itself. 

Contact Vicki Hamblin at to recommend a title for AY2018-2019.


Page Updated 01.19.2018