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Atlantics. A Ghost Love Story
Please join us at 5:00 pm on October 31, 2022 at Cinestudio for a Halloween screening and talk back of Mati Diop’s “ATLANTICS: A Ghost Love Story”
Free and open to the public.
Director: Mati Diop 2019, 104min., PG-13
Presented by: Trinity College Language & Culture Studies, Film Studies, the Program in Women, Gender & Sexuality, International Studies, the Human Rights Program, & the Women & Gender Resource Action Center
After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night in search of a better life abroad, the women they have left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever. Ada, 17, secretly grieves for her love Souleiman, one of the departed workers, but she has been promised to another man. After a fire breaks out on her wedding night, a young policeman is sent to investigate the crime. Little does he know that the aggrieved workers have come back as haunting, possessive spirits. While many of them seek vengeance for their unpaid labor, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose – to be with his Ada one last time.
Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series
The Distinguished Scholar Lectures were started in 1996 and are funded by an anonymous alumna with a deep appreciation for the value of intellectual engagement in the modern languages and literature.
As the most prominent academic event of the Department, we invite one highly accomplished scholar/writer/performer working in the field of foreign languages and cultures each year to give a public lecture at Trinity
This year’s Distinguished Scholar Lecture will be hosted by our Germain Studies section.
Please check back for more later for more information.
Recent Trinity College graduate Shawn Olstein ’22 will spend the next year teaching English to students in Taiwan through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program. Olstein said that Trinity helped position him to receive this honor from Fulbright. “If you want to go on to a graduate degree or get a fellowship, Trinity is a great place to go,” he said.
Trinity College alumna Georgia Beckmann ’21 has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Portugal for the 2022-2023 academic year. Beckmann will support the teaching of English through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program.