Created by a faculty team from the Ivan Allen College's Schools of Modern Languages and Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech, The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures focuses on international media productions that explore issues and challenges associated to sustainability. The Global Media Festival's goal is to serve as a global interdisciplinary forum that creates awareness of the cultural and linguistic challenges that emerge from the different meanings and interpretations of sustainability in diverse contexts.

Recent Submissions

  • Down Here There Are No Shooting Stars 

    Magdy, Basim (2018-04-18)
    A screening and conversation with Basim Magdy, an artist who will present and discuss some of his short films exploring spaces and places—both real and imagined—from different parts of the world.
  • Bolivian Indigenous Media and the Protection of the Forest 

    Rodriguez, Juan Carlos; Sanjinés, Iván (2018-04-12)
    Screening of The Cry of the Forest (2008), Bolivia’s first indigenous feature film is based on true events that led to the indigenous demonstrations of 1990 and 1996, two events related to the struggle against deforestation ...
  • Political Comics in China: the Works of Li Xiaoguai 

    Foster, Paul; Herschler, Stephen; Li, Yu; Xiaoguai, Li (2018-04-02)
    Chinese artist Li Xiaoguai will discuss his comic art and show how Chinese writing and characters are creatively employed against the Chinese government's Internet censorship and ideological control. The event features an ...
  • H20mx 

    Cohen, José; Luceaga, Alejandra; Andes, Karen; Alonso, Paul; Braneon, Christian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-06)
    Q&A and panel discussion about the film H20mx (Mexico, 2010) - H2Omx examines Mexico City's water problems through the perspective of residents, government agencies, business owners and engineers.
  • Neukölln Unlimited 

    Imondi, Agostino; Rasch, Dietmar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-15)
    Discussion about the film Neukölln Unlimited (Germany, 2010) - Neukölln Unlimited explores the daily lives of three Lebanese refugees and hip hop artists in Berlin struggling to evade deportation and establish permanent ...
  • Demain 

    Dion, Cyril; Caille, Antoine Constantin; Hirsch, Jennifer; Vacche, Angela Dalle (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04-11)
    Q&A and panel discussion about the film Demain (France, 2015) - Demain follows a team of four people carrying out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to the possible extinction of a part ...
  • Plastic China 

    Wang, Jiu-liang; Li, Yu; Realff, Matthew J.; Saikawa, Eri; Zinman, Gregory (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-03-29)
    Q&A and panel discussion about the film Plastic China (China, 2016) - Plastic China follows the members of a family who spend their lives sorting and recycling plastic waste from the United States, Europe, and Asia.