Texas Tech Launches Inaugural International Film Series

Feb. 24th will start the replacement of the Global Lens Program with the International Film Series.

Texas Tech University will launch the International Film Series (IFS) on Feb. 24 with a free showing of “12 Years a Slave.” The new series replaces the Global Lens Program, which brought international and independent films to the Lubbock community.

“Cinema is a global language that we hope to use as a vehicle to connect people in Lubbock and foster diversity,” said Robert Peaslee, International Film Series coordinator and assistant professor.

The screening will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 281 of the College of Media & Communication building. IFS, a cooperative, campus-wide effort to celebrate the diversity and promote intercultural understanding through the medium of cinema, will have screenings once a month through May.

“Lubbock has a growing cultural community and this series will help open the door for students to explore Lubbock in a different way,” Peaslee said. 

IFS is sponsored by the Texas Tech Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, Department of Journalism and Electronic Media, and the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication.