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Spring Diversity Film Festival to be Held March 28-31 at Mount Union

March 26, 2010

A spring diversity film festival will be held at Mount Union on Sunday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 31. The purpose of the film festival is to break down stereotypes, bring groups together and to encourage programming pursuant to Mount Union’s diversity plan. Each day during the film festival, an organization will feature a film/documentary and follow the film with a brief audience discussion.

All films will begin at 8:30 p.m. in the Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center, Room 202. Seats are limited. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come early. Light refreshments will also be provided.

 

Sunday, March 28

Higher Learning

Impressionable youth get caught up in radical organizations at a nondescript college campus, which causes a ripple effect throughout the community. (IMBD source)

Sponsored By: Black Student Union (BSU)

 

Monday, March 29

Rabbit Proof Fence

An Australian film about two mixed-race Aboriginal girls who ran away from the Moore River Native Settlement to return to their Aboriginal families in 1931. The girls trek/walk for nine weeks along 1,500 miles of the Australian rabbit-proof fence to return to their community at Jigalong while being tracked by a white authority figure and a black tracker. (IMDB source)

Sponsored By: Association of International Students (AIS)

Speaker: Dr. William Coleman, professor of communication and assistant to the president for diversity

 

Tuesday, March 30

America the Beautiful

In a society where “celebutantes” like Paris Hilton dominate newsstands and models who weigh less than 90 pounds die from malnutrition, female body image is one of the more dire problems facing today’s society. This film illuminates the issue by covering every base; child models, plastic surgery, celebrity worship, airbrushed advertising, dangerous cosmetics - no rock is left unturned. (IMDB source)

Sponsored By: Association of Women Students (AWS)

 

Wednesday, March 31

In & Out

Howard Brackett, a respected small town high school teacher is “outed” when a former student, now a famous actor, makes an Academy Award acceptance speech for his portrayal of a homosexual army soldier crediting Howard as his inspiration. The media circus begins as he desperately tries to keep his life from falling part, protesting that he is not gay and the whole thing is a simple misunderstanding. (IMDB source)

Sponsored By: Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)

Speaker: Susan Denning, director of stewardship and grants and Kevin Meyer, assistant professor of psychology 

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