"BREAKING THROUGH: PROMOTING CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING THROUGH FILM" PANEL


Panel AudienceSaturday, April 6, 10:00-11:30 AM

Independence Hall, UACCB

F R E E

For many people, especially those living outside large urban areas, what we know (or think we know) about other cultures has come to us through the movies. Documentaries focusing on specific cultures or issues within cultures often provide a broad framework for knowing one aspect of another cultural reality, while narrative films shed light on how the lifestyles and mores of other cultures play out in daily life.

“Breaking Through: Promoting Cultural Understanding through Film,” sponsored in part by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Arkansas Humanities Council, is a series of four films, followed by Q&As with the filmmakers. The screenings will be preceded by a panel discussion among the makers of the four films. They will talk about how their film contributed to a wider understanding of a specific culture among its viewers. They will also address their filmmaking process in terms of how their interactions with their subjects (documentaries) or actors (narrative) worked to break through stereotypes on both sides of the camera.

Panel Participants ~

   
Jean-Michel DissardJean-Michel Dissard
I LEARN AMERICA
Rob FruchtmanRob Fruchtman
SWEET DREAMS
Rola NashefRola Nashef
DETROIT UNLEADED
Sara TerrySara Terry
FAMBUL TOK


Panel Moderator ~

Humanities Scholar ~

   
Vivienne Schiffer
Vivienne Schiffer
Author, CAMP NINE
Jane Parker
Dr. H.Jane Parker
Ph.D. Social Anthropology
Univ. of TX - Austin
   


EVENT SPONSORS:

AMPAS      AHC