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September - Books, Shows, and Movies

By Sophie Wells

Despite the crazy circumstances of our world, artists are still hard at work creating for the rest of us. This September in particular is full of exciting international releases.


  • Mulan (September 4)

This highly anticipated Disney remake tells the classic tale of Mulan, a girl who impersonates a soldier in order to take the spot of her father in the Chinese military.

  • Leap/Duo Guan (September 30)

This biographical Chinese film, directed by Peter Chan, tells the story of the Chinese women’s volleyball team going through successes, struggles, and making it to the Olympic final over the decades.


  • La Garconne (Final Episode - September 14)

This European series follows a woman in Paris during the early 1900s who witnesses a murder and joins the police force in order to hide and investigate.


  • Borgen (Seasons 1-3 - September 1) – A Danish political thriller based around the victory of Prime minister Birgitte Nyborg.

  • Afonso Padilha: Alma de Pobre / Classless (September 3) – A Brazilian comedian’s stand-up special.

  • The Gift / Atiye (Season 2 - September 10) – A Turkish supernatural series about a painter in Istanbul who discovers secrets linked to her past within an archeological site.

  • The Idhun Chronicles (Season 1 - September 10) – A Spanish anime series about a boy discovering a new world and fighting his parents’ killer.

  • Se busca papá / Dad Wanted (September 11) – A Mexican comedy telling the story of a girl attempting to enter a BMX contest behind her mom’s back.

  • The Paramedic / El practicante (September 16) – A Spanish thriller about a man’s life after witnessing an accident while working in an ambulance service.

  • The School Nurse Files / Bogeongyosa Aneunyeong (Season 1 - September 25) – A South Korean series about a school nurse who is appointed to work at a mysterious high school.

  • Wentworth (Season 8 - September 30) – An Australian drama about a woman in prison awaiting trial for the alleged attempted murder of her husband.


The author, Laila Lalami, was born in Morocco and came to America in 2000. Her novel tells her compelling story of becoming a US citizen as a Muslim woman, and what it means to be an American from her perspective.

  • “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi (September 2020)

This novel tells an emotional and powerful story of a family of Ghanaian immigrants. Likewise, the author, Yaa Gyasi, was born in Ghana, grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sophie Wells is an editorial intern who is knowledgeable in all things fashion, cooking, and entertainment.

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