International Film Festival brings world to COC

by Mosheh A. Milon Staff Writer 731 views0

The Hollywood movie scene is filled with films from American directors and most movie goers get to see these on the big screen. But there is a world of movies out there from international directors that are worth the watch that don’t get the same recognition and exposure as domestic titles.

College of the Canyons offers a way to bridge the gap between the domestic and international films by putting on the International Film Festival on campus that showcases foreign directors and their films.

Headed by COC professor Pierre Etienne, the International Film Festival has been running at COC for over 10 years, and has been successfully introducing students to new directors from around the world.

If you don’t mind reading subtitles and are interested in how the world sees film outside of Tensile Town then the International Film Festival is a great place to start opening your horizons.

The film festival also aims to promote interest in foreign languages at COC and Etienne believes the themes and dialogue may actually help students learn.

There is also a Q & A with the professors and other presenters  where students can discuss topics that relate to the film and its origins.

Be sure visit to the Hasley Hall theater tomorrow at 7 p.m. where you can catch the Spanish film, “Todo Sobre Mi Madre.”

Mosheh A. Milon Staff Writer

Mosheh A Milon has been a photo journalist and writer since his days at Berkeley High School in the Bay Area. During his up bringing through out high school he was drawn to writing and photography has always had a way with words and an eye for visuals. Most of his early stories spawn from his love for music which eventually made him a song writer. English class was a developing ground for his skills as a writer. His imagination paired with his attention to detail kept him at the top of his class as one of the most accomplished writers in the entire school. His visual interest came when he was in rolled in a photography class where he learned how to shoot, develop and print photos using film. Since then he has mastered the art of digital photography and become professional with an eye for the camera while traveling from various countries and capturing captivating visuals for the minds imagination. The more he writes the better he gets and he quotes " I have a long long way to go and I'm still learning everyday". His new challenge is in motion picture and finding new ways to produce compelling content in Film, Photography, and Music.

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