World Cinema Day

Friday, April 14th, 11am
Shannon Hall on the UW-Madison campus
800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI
Sponsored by WIRC and the Wisconsin Film Festival

World Cinema Day brings middle and high school students and teachers to Madison for a special free screening of a high-quality, international film with an introduction before the film and a Q&A/discussion after the film. This is an annual event held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Film Festival. Scroll to read more about this year’s featured film, and register at the bottom of this page. Deadline to register is Friday, April 7th.


Rickshaw Girl, based on a novel by Mitali Perkins

Language: English/Bangla (Bengali)

Mitali Perkins herself will introduce the film and hold a discussion & Q&A after the film

A daring Bangladeshi teen-aged girl battles the dangers of the big city when she disguises herself as a boy to earn extra cash for her struggling family.

Learn more about the film and view the trailer here.



10:45-11:10 Students arrive at Shannon Hall (located inside the Memorial Union)
11:10 Brief introduction of the film
11:20 Film screening begins (Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes)
1:00 Q&A with Mitali Perkins, author of Rickshaw Girl
1:30 Return to Busses or Go to Lunch

Students are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Following the film, students are welcome to move to Memorial Union Terrace, Library Mall, or Bascom Hill for lunch. No food is allowed in the theatre.

Questions? Please contact Andrea Fowler at

Complete the form to register