Global Oscars series presents 'Son of Saul' on Dec. 1

This fall, as part of the Global Studies degree program’s "Global Oscars Comes to Berks," Penn State Berks will present their last film, "Son of Saul," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in room 121 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. The film is free and open to the public.

"Son of Saul," a 2015 Hungarian film that won the 2016 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, recreated the horrors of 1944 Auschwitz. A Hungarian prisoner by the name of Saul Auslander is given work at the Auschwitz Crematorium to burn the corpses of his own people. However, he salvages the body of a boy he believes is his son and is determined, by any costs, to give the boy a proper burial.

For more information about the Global Oscars Series, contact Kirk Shaffer, associate professor of Latin-American studies, at 610-396-6258, or via email at [email protected].