Students, staff and members of the public are invited to attend monthly movie showings as part of a cooperative venture between Mt. San Jacinto College’s Amnesty International Club and the college’s Diversity Committee.
The “Spring 2013 Film Series,“ will consist of films played on a monthly or bi-monthly basis in room 927 of the Menifee Valley Campus.
Below you can find some of the selections that the students have planned for this year:
Tuesday, February 12 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Room 927
Unchained Memories: When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and preserved by the Library of Congress. These first-person anecdotes, ranging from the brutal to the bittersweet, have been brought to vivid life in this unique HBO documentary special, featuring the on-camera voices of over a dozen top African-American actors — with Dr. Yvonne Atkinson, English Dept.
Tuesday, March 5 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Room 927
In Whose Honor: This film takes a critical look at the long-running practice of “honoring” Native American Indians by using them as mascots and nicknames in sports. In this moving and award-winning documentary, Native Americans speak out about the hurtful and harmful effects of stereotyped sports images on both Natives and non-Natives alike — with Dr. Michelle Stewart, English Dept.
Wednesday, March 13 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room 927
Palestine is Still the Issue: In this documentary, John Pilger revisits Palestine as he once did in 1974, believing the basic problems to be unchanged: a desperate, destitute people whose homeland is illegally occupied by the world’s fourth biggest military power. Conducting extraordinary interviews with both Palestinians and Israelis, Pilger speaks to the families of suicide bombers and their victims; bringing awareness to the humiliation of Palestinians imposed on them. With a permit system not dissimilar to apartheid South Africa’s infamous pass laws, Pilger bears witness to the plight of a people whose children, in his words, “no longer dream like other children, or if they do, it is about death,” — with Professor Eric Hass, Political Science Dept.
Thursday, April 4 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Room 927
Teaching Evolution: Many years after the Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ dominated headlines nationwide, the debate over teaching evolution and creationism in public schools remains as robust as ever. ABC News travels to Kansas to report on how both sides, armed with science and religion, are battling it out — with Professor Erik Ozolins, Anthropology Dept.
Thursday, April 25 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Room 927
Gun Fight: Blending archival and original footage, two-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple (“Harlan County, U.S.A.,” “American Dream”) investigates the complex issues surrounding guns and the heated debate over how best to reduce gun violence in the U.S., telling stories of citizens and activists on different sides in “GUN FIGHT” — with Dr. Stacey Searl-Chapin, Political Science Dept.
Wednesday, May 8 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room 927
Popular Music as Activism: 1960 to Present: Join us for a special guest lecture on the ways popular music has been used to focus attention on political, social, and economic conflicts since the 1950s. Among the artists and events to be discussed will be George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh, Bob Marley’s One Love Peace Concert, No Nukes, Live Aid, We Are the World, Artists United Against Apartheid, the Concert for Kampuchea, and the recent 12-12-12 benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy victims — with Professor Gary Vargas, History Dept.
The Menifee Valley Campu is located at 28237 La Piedra Rd., Menifee, 92584
For more information contact Shahla Razavi at 951-639-5753 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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