• Sustainability across languages and cultures
    Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures


The Global Media Festival is the Georgia Tech School of Modern Languages’ annual film and discussion series focusing on sustainability across languages and cultures. Attendees are welcome to join the conversation with international film directors, educators, and partners on what it means to design and engage in innovation initiatives that address social needs.

GMF 2021: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Our 2021 Festival is almost over! Please register here for our final virtual event, a screening and discussion of the film Gira and the Circus of Life (2016)

Join us for a live virtual screening, presented by Rise Up & Care and the Global Social Entrepreneurship VIP, of the film Gira and the Circus of Life (2016) directed by Lili Fialho and Katia Lund. Learn about the story of Vinicius and Junior as they set out to start the “Crescer e Viver”, a circus in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, encouraging people of all ages to participate and inspiring them to hope and dream in a community full of poverty and crime.

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. EST

Following the screening will be a Q&A panel with Vinicius and Dr. Kirk Bowman (co-founder of Rise Up & Care and professor at Georgia Tech) where themes brought up in the film will be discussed. Upon registration, you will receive an e-mail with a Bluejeans link to the event.

Register: Eventbrite

Contact: Nupur Kothari at nkothari38@gatech.edu

You can find our full GMF lineup here!


Our Collaborators

School of Modern Languages
Atlanta Global Studies Center
Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain
Georgia Tech Library
Global Change Program
Office of the Vice-Provost for International Initiatives
Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Communication
School of Literature, Media, and Communication