Social Justice Film Series
Each semester, the Center hosts a series of films and discussions addressing topics related to cultural pluralism. Below are this semester's films, and some information about previous semesters' showings.
Fall 2013 Social Justice Film Series
People Like Us - September 04 2013, L/L Commons Room 216
People Like Us looks at how class really works in America, examining how it affects our understanding of race and gender, investigating the exclusion of class from the national debate, and probing the ways in which class differences shape daily life.
Incoente - September 25 2013, L/L Commons Room 216
Inocente is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young fifteen-year-old homeless undocumented immigrant artist's fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings in San Diego, California.
Both/And & In God's House - October 16 2013, L/L Commons Room 216
Both films break the shackles of "either/or" in identity. In the video-play Both/And, the characters of Jamil, Arab Man, and Gay Man explore and explode the inflated tensions between race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, and class. In God's House collides race, sexuality, and religion for Asian Americans.
(A)sexual - October 30 2013, L/L Commons Room 216
Facing a sex-obsessed culture, a mountain of stereotypes and misconceptions, and a lack of social or scientific research, asexuals - people who experience no sexual attraction - struggle to claim their identities and histories in the film (A)sexual.
The Color of Beauty & Woman Being - November 13 2013, L/L Commons Room 216
Renee Thompson has the looks, the walk, and the drive. But she's a black fashion model in a world where white women represent the standard of beauty. The Color Of Beauty is a shocking documentary that examines racism in the fashion industry. Woman Being will also be shown to facilitate discussion.
Check back later for more info about previous Social Justice Film Series.
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