14th annual International Studies Film Series
"The Constant Gardener"
Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.
Dauphin Humanities Center 051
Set in Kenya, the 2005 Academy Award®-winning
drama “The Constant Gardener” stars Ralph Fiennes and
Rachel Weisz. It was nominated for four
with Weisz winning for best supporting actress. It is based on a novel
by John Le Carré.
Fiennes plays Justin Quayle, a British diplomat whose wife,
Tessa (Weisz), a social justice activist, is murdered. Justin is determined
to find her killer, but soon runs up against a corporation that is using Kenyans
to test a tuberculosis drug with known harmful side effects, with no regard for
their subjects’ well-being.
film is the last in the SU International Studies Program’s 14th annual film
series. This year's theme is "Pot, Penicillin and the Pill: A Global View
Department of Modern Languages' fifth Biennial Conference
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Rowland and Shearer halls
This year's theme is "The Evolving Landscape of Language, Culture and Power." The guest speaker is Dr. Scott McGinniss, academic adviser for the Defense Language Institute in Washington, D.C. For a complete schedule of speakers and presentations, visit the Modern Languages Department website.