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Connect Virtually with CGE

 

Virtual Intercultural Programs

We invite anyone to explore other cultures and the world through these virtual activities designed to increase intercultural competence.

  • If you are a faculty, staff, or FSU graduate student remotely completing the Global Partner Certificate, you may use events from this list to complete you 3 intercultural events requirements.
  • If you are student in the Global Citizenship Certificate, you may use of these categories to finish your intercultural events requirements. Please refer to the GCC newsletter to complete your intercultural events requirements.

VIRTUAL TOURS: Experiential Intercultural Events

*** Each virtual tour listed below can be counted as an ‘experiential’ intercultural event toward the Global Citizenship Certificate. When writing your reflection, you may only pick ONEcategory per event.

Asia:

Angkor Wat, Cambodia View - Angkor Wat, “the city of temples”, is the largest religious monument in the world, originally built as a Hindu temple complex dedicated to the god Vishnu in the first half of the 12th century. Take the tour here and supplement it with a YouTube video on the monument here.

Taj Mahal, India View - The 17th-century white marble “crown of palaces” in Agra, north India, combines Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles and took 22 years to complete. Explore this monument here. Pair it with a virtual tour video of the monument here.

Africa:

Namib Desert Dunes, Namibia View - The swirling sculptural patterns the Namib desert’s sand dunes stretch for 31,000 square miles across the Namib-Naukluft national park in southern Africa. Take a virtual tour here. Pair with the documentary- Namib: Surviving the Sand Sea on YouTube here.

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt View -On the edge of the desert where the sand ends and modern Cairo begins, the pyramids of Giza were constructed around 4,500 years ago as grand tombs for the pharaohs. Tour the pyramids here. Watch this episode of Engineering an Empire and uncover the historic secrets of Egypt here.

Americas

MASP, São Paulo Tour - The Museu de Arte de São Paulo is a non-profit and Brazil’s first modern museum. Artworks placed on clear perspex frames make it seem like the artwork is hovering in midair. Explore up to six virtual exhibits here. Pair with a travel guide of the city of Sao Paulo here.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Tour - A famous American art museum that features two online exhibits. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer. Check out one of their two online exhibits here. Pair with a video recognizing artist- Alma Thomas, for full credit here.

Europe

British Museum, London Tour - An iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour a variety of historical artifacts. Visit their website for virtual tours here and supplement it with YouTube tours by the British Museum here.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris Tour - Virtually walk through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others here. Pair with biography videos of Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh.


INTERCULTURAL FILMS: Cultural Intercultural Events

Each of the films can be counted as a ‘cultural’ intercultural event toward the Global Citizenship Certificate.

Empathy Films

Dirty Pretty Things (2002): Follow the sinister discoveries Nigerian immigrant Okwe finds while working in a West London hotel. Available at Strozier Library or reserve through the Leon County library system. For FSU library catalog information click here. Rent on Amazon here. 97mins

In This World (2002): Teenage Afghan refugee Jamal Udin Torabi and his cousin Enayatullah take a risky journey from a refugee camp in Pakistan in the hopes to reach a better life in London. Available through the Leon County library system here. Watch for free on The Roku Channel here. 88mins

Intercultural Conflict Films

Yasmin (2004): Watch this film on the impact of 9/11 on British Muslim Community. Rent on Amazon. Available online with the FSU Library. 81mins

JJ + E (2021): Set in Stockholm 2021, this movie focuses on the love story between Elisabeth and John-John. The two youngsters are raised in the same city, yet they live separated economically, socially, and culturally. Can their connection break through class and cultural barriers? Free for Netflix subscribers here. 91mins

Stereotype Films

Bend It Like Beckham (2002): Watch this film on the impact of 9/11 on British Muslim Community. Rent on Amazon. Available online with the FSU Library. 81mins

Mass Media’s Influence

Slumdog Millionaire (2008): In a Mumbai slum an Indian youth is inspired by love to make an incredible run on a popular TV game show. Watch this Best Picture Oscar winner on Hulu here. Available with FSU Libraries, more information available here. 121 min.

Traditions & Intergenerational Conflict Films

Whale Rider (2002): In the Māori tribe in New Zealand, only males are allowed to be chief. However, Pai, is determined to change the tradition as she trains to break the convention and claim her birthright. Available with FSU Library Online Access to Alexander E-Video here. Rent on Amazon here. 101 min.

Volver (2006): After a series of bad relationships and traumas Raimunda and Sole travel to Madrid to uncover intergenerational drama within their Spanish family. Watch on HBO MAX here. Available online through FSU Libraries, more information available here. 120 min.

Paraverbal & Nonverbal Communication Films

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002): When a Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek man, she introduces him to her culture as they prepare for the big day. Stream on HBO Max here. Available Online through FSU Libraries, more information available here. 95 min.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018): This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Available through the Leon County Library system here. Rent on Amazon here. 120 min.

Individualism vs. Collectivism Films

Real Women Have Curves (2002): A first-generation Mexican American teenager, Ana, decides between her ambitions to go to college and the wishes of her mother to continue on a more traditional path. Stream on HBO Max here. Available at the Leon County Public Library, more information is available here. 93 min

The Farewell (2019): When her grandmother is diagnosed with a terminal disease, a Chinese American woman returns to China to visit her family. Stream or rent with Amazon here. Rent on YouTube here. 100 min.

Racial Injustice Films

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit. Stream on Hulu here. Available at the Leon County Library, more information is available here. 120 min.

King in the Wilderness (2018): This film follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. During the volatile last three years of his life. Available through the FSU library here, or stream with HBO Max here. 111 min.

Challenging Gender Norms

Radioactive (2020): After the death of her beloved husband, Marie Curie's commitment to science remains strong as she tries to explain previously unknown radioactive elements. Stream with Amazon Prime here. 103 min.

Hidden Figures (2016): The story of a team of African-American women who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program as mathematicians and engineers. Stream on Disney +, , YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Amazon Prime, or VUDU. Also available through the Leon County Library system here. 127 min.

Global Icon Films

Nina (2016): Film inspired by the life and legacy of African American musician, Nina Simone. Watch on Hulu here. 90 min.

Mary Kom (2014): Film inspired by the life and legacy of Indian female boxer Mary Kom. Watch on Netflix here. 119 min.

Migration

I’m No Longer Here (2019): A misunderstanding with a local gang brings Ulises, leader of a group cumbia lovers, across the border. Stream on Netflix here. 112 min

Adú (2020): Near a Spanish town in Northern Africa Adú follows three stories of three different backgrounds. Watch on Netflix here. 119 min

DOCUMENTARIES: Educational Intercultural Events

Each of the documentaries listed below can be counted as a ‘educational’ intercultural event toward the Global Citizenship Certificate.

Social and Political Change

The Square (2013): Story of the Egyptian Revolution, beginning in 2011. | Available for free through FSU library, on Netflix and Tubi with subscription, and for rent on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play Movies, and YouTube. 1 hr 44 min

Dark Girls (2013): This documentary explores a deep-seated bias within black culture against women with darker skin. Stream on Amazon Prime here. Also available at the Strozier Library, for more information click here. 71mins

International Trade and Development

American Factory (2019): In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America. | Available with Netflix subscription here. 110mins.

Living On One Dollar (2013): Set in rural Guatemala, this documentary follows four friends as they embark on a social experiment, attempting to live within the local community for 56 days—working, eating, and living solely on one dollar a day. | Available on YouTube here. Available at the Strozier Library, more info here. 56mins

Global Migration

After The Escape - How Art Helps Refugees Feel at Home (2017): Art is not normally associated with integration. But it can help. This film tells the stories of five immigrants who have enriched Germany's culture. Available for free on YouTube here. (42mins) Pair it with Rough Translation podcast’s episode The Refugee’s Dating Coach, also available for free (39mins).

Salam Neighbor (2015): Takes viewers into Syrian refugee camps where the biggest humanitarian crisis of our era is currently happening. Available for free through Strozier Library here, and for rent on YouTube, Amazon Prime, Google Play. 75 min

Global Icons

Mucho Mucho Amor -The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020): Legendary astrologer Walter Mercado vanished at the peak of his fame. This documentary uncovers just what happened to this dazzling TV Icon. Watch on Netflix here. 96 min

Queen of the World (2018): Take a look into the Queen’s role as a major political figure on the global stage and the responsibilities she passes to the younger members of the Royal Family. Stream with HBO MAX here. 62 min.

Climate Change

Fleeing Climate Change: The Real Environmental Disaster: Documentary about migration and climate change. Watch for free on YouTube here. Pair with this Ted Talk about climate migration by disaster recovery lawyer Colette Pichon Battle here. 54 min total.

El Sendero de la Anaconda (2019): “In the remote areas of the Amazon jungle a writer and his anthropologist friend meet communities who have resisted change for centuries.” Stream on Netflix here. 73 min

Gender Rights

Daughters of Destiny (2017): Follows the journey of five girls as they strive for a brighter future in India. In India, children impacted by generational poverty are denied access to education. | Available with Netflix subscription here. 60mins each (watch at least 1 episode to complete the requirement)

Saudi Women’s Driving School (2019): This documentary follows Saudi women as they embrace being allowed to drive legally for the first time” Stream with HBO MAX here. 59 min

Technology and Social Media

The Social Dilemma (2021): We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen. Available for free on Netflix here.

Disinformation and Democracy: People & Power (2018) Watch this two-part documentary on how social media is being used to undermine the core principles of representative governance. | Part 1 and Part 2 available on YouTube for free (25min each). Pair it with NPRs Fresh Air episode, How Facebook Causes Harm, also available for free, here. (42min)

Racial Justice

I Am Not Your Negro (2017): Based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, this visual essay explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Available through the FSU Library on the Kanopy database for free here. Stream on Hulu here. 94 min.

13th (2016): In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Watch for free on YouTube here or stream with Netflix here. 100min.

Government and Law

The Rape of Recy Taylor (2017): When African- American wife and mother Recy Taylor is gang raped by seven white men in mid-40s Alabama, she speaks out against her attackers. Watch on Hulu here. Available with the Leon County Library System here. 90 min

The Silence of Others (2018): Struggles of victims who suffered abuse under Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Francisco Franco are depicted as they organize an international lawsuit. Watch on Netflix here. Available online with FSU Libraries. 95 min.

Travel & Global Culture

Traveling Iran by Train & Traveling Ecuador by Train (2017/2018): Travel documentaries about Iran and Ecuador. Available for free on YouTube. For Iran click here. For Ecuador click here. Watch both and compare & contrast. 42 min each.

The Silence of Others (2018): Struggles of victims who suffered abuse under Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Francisco Franco are depicted as they organize an international lawsuit. Watch on Netflix here. Available online with FSU Libraries. 95 min.

Travel & Global Culture

Life in a Day 2020: After sending out a global request for people to film and send in videos of their day, producers pieced together clips from people across the globe during the chaotic year of 2020. | Available for free on YouTube here. 85 min.

Traveling Iran by Train & Traveling Ecuador by Train (2017/2018): Travel documentaries about Iran and Ecuador. Available for free on YouTube. For Iran click here. For Ecuador click here. Watch both and compare & contrast. 42 min each.

Pop Culture’s Global Influence

The Latin Explosion: A New America (2015): Explore the impact of Latino music on the culture of the United States. Stream with HBO Max here. 64 min.

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013): An inside look to the workings of Studio Ghibli, one of the world’s famous animation studios from Japan. Watch on HBO MAX here. 218 min.

PODCASTS: Educational or Cultural Intercultural Events

Each of the podcast episodes listed below can be counted as an ‘educational’ or "cultural" intercultural event toward the Global Citizenship Certificate.

Listen to any 2 episodes of FSU Center for Global Engagement’s Diversity Talks Podcast here. Episodes include:

  1. Carrying the Water: Creating Better Communities, Annie Grier, FSU Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office.
  2. Tyranny of Gender: Lives Beyond He and She, Dr. Petra Doan, FSU Urban & Regional Planning Program.
  3. International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion: Opening the Window to the World, Dr. Stephen McDowell, FSU Office of the Provost.
  4. Stoking the Fire of Equity: Kindness, Humanity and Science. Dr. Lara Perez-Felkner, FSU Higher Education Program.
  5. Giving Voice to Invisible Populations: Human Rights and Social Justice, Terry Coonan, J.D., FSU Center for the Advancement of Human Rights