Film Series focuses on race, culture

Author: Shannon Chapla

The ?Race and Culture? film series, organized by the newly created Progressive Faculty and Staff Alliance at the University of Notre Dame, will present three films in coming weeks. {mso-spacerun: yes} A special project of the alliance’s Race Issues Committee, the series {LINE-HEIGHT: 150; FONT-FAMILY: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’}seeks to stimulate campus dialogue about race and cultural diversity.% <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

The films, all to be shown at<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />7 p.m.in the Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium, are as follows:

? Feb. 24 ? Director Paul Kell will introduce theMidwestpremier of his hip-hop documentary ?5 Sides of a Coin,? which explores the major elements of the genre, including graffiti and break dancing, and includes interviews with top artists.

? March 23 ? The Australian film ?Rabbit-Proof Fence? documents the journey of three Aboriginal girls who are part of the ’stolen generation? of the early 1900s, when children were taken from their parents and relocated in government camps. %{mso-spacerun: yes} %

? April 20 ? ?Smoke Signals,? a comedy about two Native American boys who grow up together but develop very different personalities, is set on the Coeur D?Alene Indian Reservation in Idaho.

The series is sponsored by the African and African-American Studies Program, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Institute for Latino Studies,Notre DameLawSchool, and the Departments of American Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Film, Television and Theatre.

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