Global Oscars series presents 'The Insult' on Nov.13

Berks Global Oscars presents The Insult
Credit: Penn State

As part of the "Global Oscars Comes to Berks," Penn State Berks will present their third film, “The Insult,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, in room 5 of the Luerssen Building. The presentation is free and open to the public.

“The Insult” is a 2017 Lebanese drama, and it was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Tony Hanna is a Lebanese Christian and mechanic, living with his pregnant wife, when Palestinian refugee Yasser Abdallah Salameh, a construction foreman, is assigned to do repairs on his apartment building. After an emotional exchange between the two men escalates into violence, they end up in a court case that gets national attention and reopens historical and personal wounds on both sides.

The last film in this semester's Global Oscars series will be "Loveless" on Dec. 4. The Global Oscars Series is presented by the Penn State Berks global studies baccalaureate degree program. For more information, contact Kirk Shaffer, associate professor of Latin American studies, at 610-396-6258, or via email at [email protected].

About the Penn State Berks Global Studies degree program

The bachelor of arts in global studies program offered by Penn State Berks is designed for students who are interested in a liberal arts degree with a concentration in global studies. Students engage in active and collaborative classroom experiences in addition to intensive study abroad and internships. Graduates are well prepared for employment in a wide range of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, industries and businesses.