Wednesday, April 21, 2010

International Festival Film Series: "Devils On The Doorstep"

"Devils On The Doorstep", an award-winning Chinese film by Jiang Wen
*english subtitles and delicious chinese and japanese food!!

The story of a Chinese villager who is forced by a mysterious figure to take custody of two prisoners from the Japanese Army until the New Year. The village leaders convene to interrogate the prisoners. The townspeople then struggle to accommodate the prisoners. One is a bellicose Japanese nationalist, the other a nervous translator. Will the townspeople manage to keep the prisoners until the New Year?

Discussion led by Professor Jerome Silbergeld

Prof. Jerome Silbergeld is P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor in Chinese Art. Professor of Art and Archaeology. He serves as Director, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art. His research includes traditional and modern Chinese painting, cinema, and gardens.

Part of the Asian Heritage Month speaker event series organized by Asian Heritage Council

Friday, April 16, 2010

Talent, Fashion, and Global Grooves!

This Saturday (April 17) at Campus Club:

9PM: International Festival 2010 presents
Enjoy bubble tea and Chez Alice desserts while witnessing fantastic talents and fashions that represent every corner of the globe.

10:30PM-2:00AM: International Students Association at Princeton (ISAP) presents
Dance to music from around the world and get a chance to win some awesome raffle prizes! We will be serving delicious international foods (bubble tea, spring rolls, samosas etc.) and giving away FREE boxers with our very own global groove design! You won't want to miss it!

Everyone is welcome! Internationals and non-internationals!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Thursday, April 15
Rocky-Mathey Theatre

A Hungarian Film by Lajos Koltai

14-year-old Gy├Ârgy's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Some reviews:

"exquisitely modulated and superbly mounted,"

The Guardian:
"an extremely powerful piece of work."

Time Out:
"I can honestly say it's one of the most powerful and thought-provoking features I've seen this year."

New York Times
"Lajos Koltai's film ranks among the best nondocumentary cinematic treatments of the Holocaust yet produced."

Nobel Prize winning author Imre Kertesz
"I was completely overwhelmed."

Discussion: led by Professor Froma Zeitlin

Professor Froma Zeitlin is the Charles Ewing Professor of Greek Language and Literature and a Professor of Comparative Literature. She was also the Director of Judaic Studies from its founding (1996) until 2005. She has published extensively in the field of ancient Greek literature on epic, drama, and prose fiction. As a Professor of Comparative Literature, she regularly makes students explore a totally different field: “Texts and Images of the Holocaust” and “Stolen Years: Youth under the Nazis in World War II”.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

International Festival Film Series

"Good Morning, Night" (Buongiorno, notte)

Thursday, April 8

Rocky-Mathey Theatre

An Italian film by Marco Bellocchio, winning 9 awards and 15 nominations!

The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, 55th and 61st Prime Minister of Italy, and president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red Brigade.

Discussion: led by Prof. Gaetana Marrone-Puglia from the French and Italian Department.

Gaetana Marrone-Puglia specializes in modern Italian literature and postwar Italian cinema. Her principal publications include articles in the 19th- and 20th- century literature, film, and cultural studies. She joined the Princeton faculty in 1985. She is currently a Professor of French and Italian, and also serves as Associate Chair of Italian and on the Film Studies Committee, Program in the study of Women and Gender, and Program in Italian Studies.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

International Festival Opening Ceremony!

International Festival Opening Ceremony
8pm Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University
Saturday 27 March

Triple 8
Ballet Folklorico
Princeton Tango
Princeton Ballroom
Georgian Choirs
Sekai Zengeza

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Welcome to International Festival 2010

The International Festival Committee 2010 cordially welcomes you to the festival. I hope you will join us in a series of exciting cultural events and have a great time. For more information about each event, please refer to the calendar below and click on each event for more details. If you have more questions or comments, feel free to email us at

Once again, Welcome to "Culture. Taste it, Live it."

[Press Release] "Culture. Taste it, Live it." -- Princeton International Festival 2010

The International Festival, one of the largest student-organized events on the Princeton University campus in terms of scope and resources, will kick off with an opening ceremony at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Since its inception 36 years ago, the International Festival has been a vibrant celebration of the diverse ethnicities and culture represented on the Princeton campus. The festival will span the entire month of April, featuring activities with international-themed performances, films, conferences and parties.

The focal point of the opening ceremony will be the international cultural performances. The shows will include performance styles from around the globe, featuring student performance groups, including Triple 8, Naacho, Georgian Choir, Ballroom, Wildcats, Capoeira and Tapcats. International cultural performances range from tap dancing to a capella, and from ballroom to martial arts. Other highlights of the opening ceremony are the procession of the flags, with over 45 students bearing the flags of their native countries. Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman will deliver brief opening remarks.

The opening ceremony begins what will be a month packed with events that seek both to entertain and also to educate the community on internationalism, multiculturalism, and global, cultural and ethnic tolerance. Some highlights of the month include a concert by Princeton Ballet Folklorico, the University’s traditional Mexican dance group; Asian Night Market organized by the Asian Heritage Council; a talent and fashion show followed by Global Groove Night; and film seminars and discussions featuring the films "Good Morning, Night," "Fateless" and "Devils on the Doorstep."

The month will close with the annual "Global Village," which is a showcase of artifacts and other items from many nations, which will take place at the annual town-gown event Communiversity, along with a joint gala night "Passport to Indonesia on a Tour of the World" with PERMIAS (the Indonesian Students Association at Princeton) on Saturday, April 24, in the Fields Center at 58 Prospect St.

The Princeton University International Festival is organized by a board of dedicated international students under the auspices of the Consortium of International Student Organizations and the University's Davis International Center.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Dear visitors/club presidents/everyone else:

Thank you for visiting Princeton International Festival's blog. You'll find updates, an event calendar, and information about us right here!

The International Festival committee is currently seeking the help of all cultural/ethnic club presidents. We hope that the month of April, the tradition month of every year's International Festival, will be one filled with rich cultural activities and performances. This is a month to celebrate, raise awareness, share and promote diversity on campus.

All events to our knowledge will be publicized through our large scale publicity drive and will also be recorded on our events calendar to minimize overlaps between clubs. The International Festival is also well timed to welcome Princeton Preview and coincides with and incorporates the annual Princeton festival, Communiversity. These will also be sources of publicity.

So what are you waiting for? Email with information of your event! :)


Google calendar doesn't provide word wrap, so to see the full details of the events on the calendar, click on the tab "Agenda".