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Our Animals, Our Selves: Five Films [More with Karen and Anne in the Fall] (Closed)

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Course Description:

This series of five thought-provoking and inspiring films leads us to consider the deep affinities shared between humans and our non-human companions. Mutual interdependence, healing, service, and survival are among the complex characteristics of our relationship to the animal world. In this course, we’ll be introduced to tales of a rodeo star and his horse; the sightless and their devoted canine guides; an unemployed musician and his avian companions; a homeless addict and his feline savior; and a mystical turtle and the spirit of human resilience.

Tentative list of films: "The Rider" (2017); "Pick of the Litter" (2018); "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" (2003); "A Street Cat Named Bob" (2016); and "The Red Turtle" (2016).


Tuition: $60.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Thursdays, Mar. 19, 26; Apr. 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 has taught courses in world cinema and cultural studies at CSUMB, UC Santa Cruz and Vassar College.

Anne Sanchez has taught women’s studies 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.