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Howard Community College Celebrates International Education with Film Festival and Community Activities, November 12–16

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Columbia, MD – In celebration of international education, Howard Community College (HCC) is holding a weeklong series of events open to the public November 12–16, 2018. The week also features the HCC International Film Festival.

Created to showcase HCC international programs and initiatives, highlights from the week include:

Monday, November 12

  • Dance as a Global Language
    10:30–11:30 a.m., Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA)
    Audience members will be taken on a whirlwind journey around the globe to view dances from Japan, Africa, India, and America. Discuss how dance is a vital form of nonverbal communication that serves to not only entertain, but educate and preserve our diverse cultural heritages.
  • HCC International Film Festival’s “Wonderstruck”
    12–2 p.m., and 7–9 p.m., Monteabaro Recital Hall
    The tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress whose life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.

Tuesday, November 13

  • History Through the Murals of Belfast and Derry
    12–1 p.m., Duncan Hall (DH), Room 100
    Learn more about the centuries old religious and political divide in Northern Ireland and the modern expressions of those divisions in the mural artwork of Belfast and Derry.
  • HCC International Film Festival’s “To The Wonder”
    12–2 p.m., and 7–9 p.m., Monteabaro Recital Hall
    After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church’s Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

Wednesday, November 14

  • International Students Impressions of America
    1 – 2 p.m., DH, Room100
    HCC international students will share their perspectives on America focusing on the education system. Students will share their perceptions of the United States in their home countries and reveal what they have learned about this country and Americans since studying here.
  • HCC International Film Festival’s “Wonderful Town”
    12 – 1:40 p.m., Monteabaro Recital Hall
    After the tsunami struck the coast town of Takua Pa, young architect Tom moves in town to develop a construction project and settles in a small hotel run by Na, a young sensitive local girl. They begin a secret love affair, but soon rumors spread and they are met with strong opposition from the town’s residents.

Thursday, November 15

  • Well-Being Around the World
    11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., HVPA Lobby
    Travel the world and see the wonderful ways people experience well-being from Chinese Tai-chi movements to healthy nutrition habits in Brazil. Practice relaxation methods, motivation strategies, and energy boosting moves. The world of wellness is waiting for all.
  • HCC International Film Festival’s “One Wonderful Sunday”
    12 – 2 p.m., 7 – 9 p.m., Monteabaro Recital Hall
    During a Sunday trip into war-ravaged Tokyo, despairing Yuzo and optimistic Masako look for work and lodging, as well as affordable entertainment to pass the time. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Friday, November 16

  • HCC Dance Showcase
    3 – 4:30 p.m., Smith Theatre, located within HVPA
    This concert will feature the works of seven student choreographers and four faculty members. The dances range in style to include contemporary, modern, hip hop, ballet, a Bharatanatyam/belly dance fusion, and more.
  • HCC International Film Festival’s “The Shape of Water” 
    At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
International Education Week and the International Film Festival is organized by the college’s Admissions and Advising Office, Ambiciones, English World and Languages Division, English Institute, and International Education Office. Learn more at and
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