It’s been a week of what one might call “important movies,” films that are supposed to change your outlook on life. First Miss Representation had two screenings at Lipscomb and now Vanderbilt is presenting a free screening of The Last Survivor in the Sarratt Cinema tonight at 7pm as part of their International Lens series.
The Last Survivor is about just that – people who lived to tell the tale, people who survived genocide and war. It follows the lives of survivors of The Holocaust, Rawanda, Darfur, and Congo and their “struggle to make sense of the tragedy by working to promulgate a civic response to mass atrocities.” It’s probably not for the faint of heart, but this is real life and death stuff, and hopefully, if you choose to see this movie, it will strike a chord in you.
Right after the film there will be a panel featuring two of the survivors featured in the film, Jacqueline Murekatete and Justin Semahoro. It’s definitely something you should stick around for. I’ve had the honor of hearing a few Holocaust survivors speak and while it might not have made me want to join the Peace Corps it certainly changed my outlook on life, at least a little. It certainly made me more aware of triumph over evil.
Again, this film is screening at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema at 7pm tonight.