“Finding Place” Series Explores Immigrants, Refugees in Film

IPL’s David Laitin participates in a film festival devoted to the immigrant experience.                                                                                             


IPL faculty co-director David Laitin will participate in the summer film festival hosted by Stanford Global Studies. This year’s festival theme is “Finding Place: Immigration, Refugees, and Borders Across the World”, and the entries span a wide range of people and places: a young man escaping North Korea; a Kurdish teenager traveling to reunite with his girlfriend in England; Middle Eastern refugees en route to Turkey with hopes of reaching Europe, and more stories from Dubai, Kashmir, Senegal, and the U.S.-Mexico border.

Film screenings feature group discussion and opening remarks from members of Stanford’s faculty, who bring perspectives from sociology, film studies, religion, political science, international law, and other disciplines.

Laitin will introduce Intouchables, which follows a French aristocrat who is paralyzed in an accident and hires as his caregiver an African immigrant from the banlieues. The event is co-sponsored by The Europe Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs.

July 12, 2017
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Geology Corner, Building 320, Room 105

Free and open to the public

For more information on the film series, visit SGS Summer Film Festival.