In our increasingly interdependent global society, the language of film offers one of the most direct ways in which peoples of different cultures can come to know one another, both in their differences and similarities.

Thus the growing popularity of international cinema is no surprise. Audiences worldwide hunger for the visual and visceral experience of other cultures that-short of the experience of travel itself-only film can provide.

Global Citizens Plaza

Chapman University’s Global Citizens Plaza

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts is pleased to partner with the Busan International Film Festival (considered by many to be the “Cannes” of Asia) to present BUSAN WEST. Over the course of three days, March 8-10, 2013, Dodge College will host a showcase of contemporary and classic films selected primarily from the Busan International Film Festival by Dodge College Professor Nam Lee, an expert in pan-Asian cinema.

Striving to be the “hub” of cinematic education and exploration in Southern California, this is just one of many steps for Dodge College to bring one-of-a-kind opportunities to students and other film enthusiasts in the area. By celebrating the cinematic accomplishments of the vibrant and emerging Korean cinema, we hope to contribute to the growth of international understanding among nations.

We hope you will join us for the third year of the BUSAN WEST showcase.