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Lessons from a University on the Fly (Leçons d’une université volante) (1982)

dir. Jean- Pierre and Luc Dardenne

in French with English subtitles

Filmed for television in 1982, this series of intimate portraits of Polish immigrants living in Belgium marks the beginning of the Dardennes’ interest in the lives of immigrants.



Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner and co-produced by Steve Zeitlin of CityLore and Erie Canal Museum Curator Daniel Ward, the film tells the story of industrial expansion and decline along the Erie Canal and examines its impact on the lives of workers in steel, grain, textiles and shipping. 71 more words


The Seaman (2014)

Filmmaker: Ting-Ging YU

Taiwan | 2014 | Fiction | 18 minutes

Acen’s girlfriend, Yuli, is a caregiver, and she always waits for him to come back; Anan misses his home in Indonesia by viewing the sea. 34 more words


Second Class (2013)

Filmmakers: Marta Dauliute and Elisabeth Marjanovic ́ Cronvall

Sweden/Lithuania | 2013 | Documentary | 60 minutes

“Do you feel cheaper?” We are filming Lithuanian migrant working men in Sweden. 95 more words


Ya Wooto (2014)

Filmmaker: Jenny Cartwright

Canada/Burkina Faso | 2014 | Documentary | 68 minutes

From his village to the big city, Sylvain is trying to make it in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, one of the world’s five poorest countries. 131 more words


Union Time

15-min teaser
Filmmaker: Matthew Barr
A true David versus Goliath story, “Union Time” is a promotional teaser for a documentary in production about the successful fight to unionize the world’s largest pork slaughterhouse, located in Tar Heel, NC.