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[Past Event] Our Animals, Our Selves: Four Films

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*Note: A film list and viewing options will be provided. Films are available either on YouTube or for rental online for less than $3.99 each.)

This series of 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; a homeless addict and his feline savior; and a mystical turtle and the spirit of human resilience.

We'll discuss four films: "Pick of the Litter" (2018), "The Rider" (2017), "The Red Turtle" (2016), and "A Street Cat Named Bob" (2016). Participants are to independently view each film prior to the Zoom session.


Tuition: $25.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursdays, Oct. 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19 *1:00 - 2:00pm* (4 sessions – films not included)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Karen Davis is Senior Film Programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival. She has taught courses in world cinema and cultural studies at CSUMB, UCSC and Vassar College. Anne Sanchez has taught at Hartnell College, served as president of the Monterey County Film Commission, and was a founding member of the Association of California Commissions for Women.