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Film Screening: Zu Weit Weg (Too Far Away, 2019)
November 3, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Public Film Screening & Discussion with Jon Lepofsky and Christina Weiler, to be joined by MEET EU Emerging Filmmaker, Vida Skerk
This event is part of 2022 Campus Weeks. You can learn more this initiative and view other Campus Weeks events on our Campus Weeks webpage.RSVP for November 3
About the Film
12-year-old Ben and his family must leave their village because of the surface lignite mining in
the western region of Germany. Ben has trouble fitting into his new school and equally new
soccer club, while his old friends are already moving on. Then Tariq, a young Syrian, is seated
next to him in school, and the two slowly bond over their shared interests–and shared losses.
This event is co-sponsored by UNC’s Department of Geography, UNC’s Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, and UNC’s Institute for the Environment and is also made possible by the Goethe-Institut