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  • SEASSI Film Series: Heneral Luna
    18:00-20:00
    2017-06-20

    Join us for this showing of Heneral Luna (2016), the Philippines’ submission for the Best Foreign Film award at the 2016 Academy Awards. Set during the Philippine-American war, Heneral Luna follows the life of one of Philippine history’s most brilliant military men, General Antonio Luna, as he tries to lead his countrymen against colonial masters new and old, and to rise above their own raging disputes to fulfill the promise of the Philippine Revolution.

    Film screening to be followed by discussion led by Dr. Mike Cullinane, SEASSI Director and Associate Director, UW-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies. This movie showing is free and open to the public.

     

     

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  • SEASSI Film Series: 1985
    18:00-20:00
    2017-06-27

    When an adventurous Hmong teen discovers a secret map to a mythical dragon, he and his three best friends decide to go on a quest that leads them on a journey filled with danger, excitement, and self-discovery. 1985 (2016) was directed by Kang Vang, who wrote on the grassroots fundraising site for the film that “My hope is that the legacy of this film will showcase who the Hmong are, where we came from, and how we got here.”

    The film screening will be followed by a discussion and is free and open to the public.

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  • SEASSI Lecture Series: Dr. Amelia Liwe
    15:00-16:00
    2017-06-28

    Combating Human Trafficking from a Southeast Asian Periphery

    Presented by Dr. Amelia Joan Liwe, Senior Lecturer, International Relations, Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH), Karawaci, Indonesia and SEASSI Indonesian Language Coordinator.

    Abstract: Human trafficking is an extraordinary crime that involves transnational activities and actors. Southeast Asia is one of the world regions that becomes the supplier, transit and destination for the regional and global human trafficking. International community has taken a number of initiatives to tackle this problem. Nevertheless, the local government and communities are on the frontline to combat human trafficking. This presentation highlights such efforts from the northern peninsula of Sulawesi. Using biographical approach, my research follows the life story of a women’s right activist and a former high rank official of North Sulawesi who proposed the bill that addressed human trafficking. Her efforts made North Sulawesi the first province in Indonesia that passed a local regulation on human trafficking. In 2013, the US Embassy in Jakarta nominated her as a local hero on combatting human trafficking. This study also shows the importance and relevance of area studies, particularly the study of language and culture, in tackling international problems such as human trafficking.

    This lecture is free and open to the public. 

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