Fall 2010 Social Justice Film Series
Music Culture and Media
All films are screened at
7:30pm in 216 Living/Learning Commons
unless otherwise noted
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010, Lafayette 108, 7:00p.m.
Join us as we examine blackface and UVM's once popular minstrel tradition Kake Walk through a screening of Spike Lee's "Bamboozled".
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010,
Corpus: A Home Movie for Selena
While the story of Selena's muder, a Tejana superstore gunned down just as she was on the brink of blockbuster crossover fame, which was filled with sex, glamour, betrayl, caught the attention of many outside the Chicano community, this film moved beyond the sensational to present a nuamced feminist analysis of Selena's story.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010, Billings Lecture Hall, 7:30p.m.
Join director and producer Eric Byler as he presents 9500 Liberty, a documentary. This film reveals the startling vulnerability of a local government, targeted by national anti-immigration networks using the internet to frighten and intimidate lawmakers and citizens. Alarmed by a climate of fear and racial division, residents form a resistance using YouTube videos and virtual town halls, setting up a real life show down in the seat of county government.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
In Afghanistan, millions are watching
the TV series Pop Idol and voting for their favorite singers by mobile
phone. For many this is their first encounter with democracy. This
timely film follows the dramatic story of four contestants as they risk
all to become the nation's favorite singer. But will they attain the
freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation?
Slingshot Hip Hop
This groundbreaking film braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank, and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and emplot it as a tool to surround divisions imposed by occupation and poverty. From internal checkpoints and Separation Walls to gender norms and generational differences, this is the story of young people crossing the borders that separate them.
Free and Open to all UVM Students, Faculty, and Staff
Co-sponsored by the Chief Officer for Multicultural Affairs
Please contact Amanda Flores at 656-7990 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions