• WACOC at the Newport Beach Film Festival! – ¡Boza!

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  • WACOC at the Newport Beach Film Festival! - "For Sama"

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  • "Where Do We Go From Here?" by General David Petraeus

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  • "What Next in Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi?" by Ambassador David D. Pearce MARCH 13TH, 2019

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  • Academic WorldQuest 2019

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  • A Conversation with Ambassador John Negroponte and Dr. Clayton Dube. Thursday, February 14th, 2019

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  • Professor Greg Daddis Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

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  • AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 MINUTES WITH ED ROYCE Monday, December 3, 2018

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  • WACOC Evening Dinner with Can Oğuz November 1, 2018

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  • "America's role in the world and at home under President Trump" Monday, October 22, 2018

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UPCOMING EVENTS

For Sama A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. Saturday April 27th,2019,5:30pm Triangle Square Cinemas, 1870 Harbor Blvd,Costa […]

¡Boza! Three young sub-Saharan African immigrants left home in their teens to embark on their years-long journey to Spain. Crossing the Sahara Desert by foot, spending months to years living in the forests of Morocco, and finally making the dangerous crossing to the Spanish mainland or territories by land or sea, these three distinct immigration stories have one thing in common: their incredible optimism in the face of inconceivable adversity. […]

Date: April 25th ~ May 2nd, 2019 During the eight day festival we show films from all over the world by both seasoned and emerging filmmakers as well as hosting nightly parties. There is something for everyone and most screenings include a Q & A with filmmakers.  We attract over 50,000 attendees to our 200+ events at the theaters and venues around Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Upcoming partner events […]

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