Past Event

International Tourism (Marie Voignier, 2014)

April 19, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Columbia Maison Française: 515 W 116th St, Buell Hall 2nd Floor


Film screening and discussion

How does a dictatorship exhibit itself to the tourists visiting it? What kind of narration, actors, and staging does it summon? International Tourism (2014) has been shot as a recording of a show on the scale of a whole country, North Korea. The film questions the way the nation fabricates its images, between politics, mythology and imagination.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with

Aline Caillet (Associate professor in Aesthetics and Philosophy of art, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Visiting Professor, Film and Media Studies, Columbia University).

Steve Erickson (M.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University. The lead film critic for Gay City News, he also writes for Cineaste,, Brooklyn, the Nashville Scene, Studio Daily, Fandor and the L.A. Review of Books and has written for many other publications).

Theodore Hughes (Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Humanities, Columbia University, Ph.D. in modern Korean literature).

Event co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Francaise, MA in Film and Media Studies in the School of the Arts, Center for Korean Research, and Alliance Program.