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Exploring Diversity through Film



Exploring diversity through film

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Feb. 28: Homecoming 
Homecoming is the first film to explore the rural roots of African American life. It chronicles the generations-old struggle of African Americans for land of their own which pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them. Filmmaker Charlene Gilbert recounts her family history while she investigates the social and political implications of the decline of black farming, and explores the bittersweet legacy of the land, a symbol of both struggle and survival.

Mar. 7: Quest for a Homeland – Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

This documentary profiles Reies Lopez Tijerina and the land grant movement in New Mexico in 1966 -1967. Tijerina’s fight to convince the federal government to honor the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) galvanized Mexicans/Mexican Americans across the Southwest. Included will be the San Luis Valley’s Taylor Ranch dispute that is highlighted in La Raza de Colorado – El Movimiento.

‘Miss Representation’ Screening

Tue, February 26, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Darley Commons, Williams Village

Come join the CU Women’s Resource Center and the CU Residence Hall Association as it presents: Miss Representation, a film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, that shows the damaging effects of how media portrays women in positions of power. The screening of this 90-minute film will be followed by an optional 30-minute discussion session. The screening is for residents of Williams VIllage, and will be held Tuesday, February 26th, from 5:30-7:30 pm in Darley Commons 101. The screening of this 90-minute film will be followed by an optional 30-minute discussion session. FREE CHIPOTLE will be served.

 Film & Discussion- “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Wed., Feb 27th , 6:00-8:00pm

UMC 457

Celebrate Black History Month with Alphonse Keasley and the DSCC. We will watch the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild”,  about Bayou girl in the middle of a fierce storm that changes her reality Watch how this young hero saves her ailing father and sinking home. Be there or be square!   

‘For Colored Girls’ Film Screening

Wed., Feb. 27 6-9pm

Boulder YWCA

There will be a free film screening and discussion of the highly acclaimed 2010 drama, “For Colored Girls”, starring Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, and Thandie Newton. Based on Ntozake Shange’s play, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow was Enuf”, this film explores the interconnected lives of nine women of color as they struggle with personal issues of love, abandonment, rape, infidelity, and abortion.

Presented as part of the Wide Open Film Series, this discussion will be moderated by Ms. Norma Johnson. Ms. Johnson is a speaker, writer, and performance artist who works with individuals, organizations, and communities. She has a lifelong interest in the community relationship dynamics of race. The Wide Open Film Series is co-sponsored by the Boulder Institute of Psychotherapy and Research (BIPR) and the Boulder YWCA. Our mission is to utilize film as a catalyst for dialogue and change as we explore issues of race and difference within our community.  Film screening to be followed by discussion. Light refreshments. Held at the Boulder YWCA, Second floor, 2222 14th Street, Boulder. Seating is limited – to reserve your free space, please RSVP HERE http://bipr.org/registration/register-for-an-event/?ee=39.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Wide Open Film Series organizer, Marian Salley at mariansalley@gmail.com.


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