Love, Money, Education: Why We Move Across the Globe
Global migration is one of the big human issues of our time. Currently, a total of 214 million people live outside of their country of birth. Many people across the globe mobilize and travel great distances to earn a livelihood, help their families or create new families, seek education, get away from oppression, or to experience love. This seminar will explore the motivations, needs, and desires behind some of today’s most significant global movements of people: labor migration, climate refugees, international adoption, and transnational marriages. We will read from a range of sources and screen major documentary films for each topic we address. Documentaries include Firs Person Plural, Love on Delivery, and Ticket to Paradise.