Film Central, North Central College’s indie/social-change film series, presents three films during spring term on April 30, May 10 and May 22. The series is sponsored by the English department, fine & performing arts, Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics and Values.
(1) “KONY 2012” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, Meiley-Swallow Hall, free
Representatives of the nonprofit Invisible Children will present the film and talk about its record-setting views on YouTube. “KONY 2012” presents a case that since 1987 Joseph Kony has abducted more than 30,000 children in Central Africa and forced them to be child soldiers in his Lord’s Resistance Army. The KONY 2012 campaign employs film, social media, street art and face-to-face interaction to raise awareness and lead to the arrest of Kony.
(2) “The Littlest Nomads” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, Meiley-Swallow Hall, benefit showing, $5/person and $3/North Central students, faculty, staff
The latest film from Hear Us, a national organization that gives voice and visibility to homeless youth and children, “The Littlest Nomads” highlights the plight of homeless babies, toddlers and pre-school children. Hear Us founder Diane Nilan will be a guest speaker and discuss homelessness. Viewers are asked to bring diapers and baby formula, if possible.
(3) Students’ choice at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, Madden Theatre, $4/person and $3/North Central students, faculty, staff
Students in the College’s new film club CELLULOID will choose and show an indie film the campus community has not yet seen.