Conference

Culture Through Film

Author
  • Charles Wright (Iowa State University)

Abstract

America's college campuses have been the sites of some of the most acrimonious recent confrontations over cultural diversity, racism, and understanding of differences. This workshop offers a model for using the videos "Higher Learning" and "Skin Deep" as agents for understanding who we are as people from different ethnic backgrounds. The presenters will use video excerpts from the two films to engage the participants in dialog about ways in which culture through film can open the lines of communication. The presenters will also share with the participants a list of films that are ideal for educating students on the issues of cultural diversity, racism, sexism, and homophobia. This workshop should particularly benefit persons interested in using films which can lead to learning and understanding in a non-threatening way.

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02 Mar 2000
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