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Mead Film Festival at Mendocino College

Cultural Documentaries Begin February 28

FIlm Festival CommitteeUkiah, CA – The Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Mendocino College presents the American Museum of Natural History’s Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival, beginning February 28. The films will begin at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm), on Wednesday evenings and will be followed by moderated discussions with respected panelists. The public is invited to attend.“The department of anthropology and sociology wants to continue the tradition built by Mendocino College to create intellectual and academic venues for students and the community at large to come and think with each other,” states anthropology/sociology instructor Kate Veno. “We approached this festival with the desire to provide an opportunity where people can come together and explore issues that affect us all, yet we may not be aware of them. These movies are a powerful way to help get people thinking and talking to each other.”
Members of the film festival committee, including community members and Mendocino College adjunct faculty, are (above, left to right) Danny Armanino, Jennifer Berry, Elizabeth Stephens, Anne Caviglia and Kate Veno (chair).

This festival features a broad spectrum of cultural documentary with the presentation of three award winning films; “El Inmigrante,” “China Blue,” and “Shooting Under Fire.”
Inmigrante film imageOn February 28 the college will show “El Inmigrante,” a film about the Mexican and American border issues, illuminated by the story of a young Mexican migrant who was shot and killed during one of his journeys north. This event becomes a point of departure for a far more multi-layered border tale, one that’s especially relevant in the face of our nation’s current immigration dispute.

China Blue film imageOn March 7 the college will show “China Blue,” takes us inside a blue jeans factory in Southern China, where we follow the lives of young working girls trying to fulfill the obligations forced upon them by the factory’s owner. The complexities of globalization are brought to a human level through these moving portraits.

Shooting film imageAnd finally, on March 14 the college will show “Shooting Under Fire.” Modern warfare is carried out both on the battlefield and in the media. More and more, we rely on journalists and photographers to provide us with unbiased access to events as they happen. “Shooting Under Fire” introduces us to the head of the Reuters photo bureau in the West Bank and Gaza and the team of local Palestinian and Israeli photographers who cover the Israeli conflict.
Please note that these films explore adult material and may contain graphic imagery.

The films will be shown in the Little Theatre Room 710, Lowery Library Bldg., Mendocino College Ukiah Campus, 1000 Hensley Creek Road. A $5 donation is suggested.

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