Celebrating African Peoples' History
Several films next week . . . .
Sunday, the Story of the Displaced Child
Monday, February 11th @ 5:15PM
Producers: Invisible Children,
Inc. 60 min. English. Not rated.
Meet Sunday. Only 15 years old, there isn't a part of his life that
hasn't been affected by the war in Uganda. But a life that has been
marked by tragedy is defined by resilience, and despite reasons to
lose hope, Sunday perseveres. This is the story of faith that
representative from Invisible Children and Lance Omeje (from Uganda,
teacher at Yokomi Elementary School)
Citizen King (2004)
Tuesday, February 12th @ 5:15PM
Directors: Orlando Bagwell and
Noland Walker. 120 min. Not rated. English
A documentary that draws on
input from a broad cross-section of people to examine to last five
years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life. It includes insight from
King's closest colleagues along with commentary from journalists,
historians, and scholars, as well as employees of the U.S.
discussants: Francine Oputa (Director of Central Valley Cultural
Heritage Institute), Dr. Meta Schettler (Assoc. Professor, Africana
Studies), Dr. Matthew Jendian (Assoc. Professor,
Wrapped in Pride:
The Story of Kente in America
Friday, February 15th @ 5:15PM
Director: Kindra Orr.
USA. 30 min. English. Not Rated.
"Once reserved for
African royalty, kente cloth has become a familiar pattern in American
culture. [This] half-hour documentary ... looks at how this tradition
textile crossed the Atlantic from the West African Republic of Ghana
and made its way into everyday American
Post-screening discussant: Dr.
Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi ( Professor, Africana Studies)
Parking is relaxed after
4:30PM on Fridays, however, on other days, there is a $2 fee for
parking on campus.
promotes cultural awareness and addresses diversity issues through
film and post-screening discussion.
President: Roxanne Villaluz rock...@yahoo.com