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Cultural Identity: A Cinematic Journey

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There are those rare films that inspire us to reflect upon the many ways that our cultures of origin have shaped our identity and created the world we live in today. Immigration, diaspora and exile are common global experiences that not only connect us but can help us build bridges of compassionate understanding. Join us as we focus on a selection of films, powered by cultural identity, and receive an in-depth look at the issues raised, with background information provided on the filmmaking process. Lively discussion will follow each screening. Films include: Tanna; The Visitor; I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced; A Borrowed Identity and The Intouchables.


Tuition: $50.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursdays, Oct. 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 *1:00 – 4:00pm* (5 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


*Karen Davis* is Senior Film Programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival. She teaches courses in world cinema and cultural studies, and has been on the faculty of several institutions including CSUMB, UC Santa Cruz and Vassar College. *Anne Sanchez* has taught Psychology of Women and Human Relations at Hartnell College. She served as President of the Monterey County Film Commission and was a founding member of the Association of California Commissions for Women.