CINECULTURE: African Peoples' History Month

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Denise Blum

Feb 6, 2008, 7:41:42 PM2/6/08
Celebrating African Peoples' History Month

Several films next week . . . .

Cineculture Club presents:     

Invisible Children:
Sunday, the Story of the Displaced Child (2006)
Monday, February 11th @ 5:15PM
McLane 121


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 overcomes suffering.

Post-screening discussants: representative from Invisible Children and Lance Omeje (from Uganda, teacher at Yokomi Elementary School)

Citizen King (2004)
Tuesday, February 12th @ 5:15PM
McLane 161

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. government.

Post-screening panel discussants: Francine Oputa (Director of Central Valley Cultural Heritage Institute), Dr. Meta Schettler (Assoc. Professor, Africana Studies), Dr. Matthew Jendian (Assoc. Professor, Sociology)

Wrapped in Pride:
The Story of Kente in America (1999)
Friday, February 15th @ 5:15PM
McLane 121

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 life."-Container.

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.

Cineculture Club promotes cultural awareness and addresses diversity issues through film and post-screening discussion.

President: Roxanne Villaluz
Advisor: Denise Blum
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