Social Justice Film Festival

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Residential Life and Housing Services Committee for Diversity & Inclusion is excited to host its first Social Justice Film Festival on Saturday, November 8th! Six different films, each focusing on a different identity, and all followed by a post-film talk back. Films begin and 1pm and 3pm, and are all being shown at Mercer Hall. Come enjoy a movie (or two), good conversation, and free snacks too!

Films are:

Miss Representation, 2011 (1pm, Mercer 203) explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women.

Food, Inc., 2008 (1pm, Mercer 305) examines corporate farming in the United States, concluding that agribusiness produces food that is unhealthy, in a way that is environmentally harmful and abusive of both animals and employees.

Bully, 2011 (Mercer 307) follows the lives of five students who face bullying on a daily basis and is an important advocacy tool against bullying and in facilitating an anti-bullying movement (Co-Sponsored by Project Pay Attention)

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes, 2006 (3pm, Mercer 203) explores the issues of masculinity, violence, homophobia and sexism in hip hop music and culture, through interviews with artists, academics and fans.

Bridegroom: A Love Story, Unequaled, 2013 (3pm, Mercer 305) chronicles the story of Shane Bitney Crone and his same-sex partner Thomas Lee “Tom” Bridegroom, who died in a tragic accident. After Bridegroom’s death, Crone found himself cut off and deprived of any legal protection despite their six year relationship.

Native Punx Short Films, 2010-2014 (3pm, Mercer 307) is a series of contemporary Native American/First Nations short films created by arts organization Native Punx, celebrating the thriving culture and people of America. Talk back hosted by Native Punx Short Films curator, Ty Defoe (Tisch ’13, MFA)

FFIR Program Series: La Nena Se Casa & Dinner w/ Lorena!

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Join FFIR Lorena and your fellow Spanish-speaking Carlyle residents for a Spanish language production of “La nena se casa” at Repertorio Español. (Live simultaneous English translation available as well). Después del show, discusión y empanadas en el apartamento de Lorena en Carlyle. Limited tickets available! Click here to learn more about the show and reserve your ticket.

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FFIR Program Series: Dinner With a Video Game Designer w/ Kristin!

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Are you a writer? Like to play video games? What happens to a story when it becomes part of a videogame? Join FFIR Kristin on Monday, September 22nd at 7:00pm for dinner and discussion in her apartment with special guest Barton Bishop, Narrative Director for Game Loft (www.gameloft.com). Learn ways in which designers merge gaming with narrative. Gameloft has produced games for several films including Iron Man, Dark Knight and Spiderman. Spaces are limited. Sign up here!

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Barton Bishop is the Narrative Director of Game Loft (gameloft.com); he earned his MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, where he received the Harry Kondeleon Graduate Playwriting Award. His work has been commissioned by Florida Stage and produced in New York, Los Angeles, Montana, and Florida. Mr. Bishop is a three-time winner of the Florida Playwrights Process award and the recipient of the Witter Bynner Fellowship with the Abingdon Theatre Company, the Handel Fellowship in Playwriting, and the Holloway Playwright-In-Residence Fellowship at the University of South Florida. He was recently tapped by The Dramatist magazine as “One of 50 to Watch.” Mr. Bishop has also written for several children’s animated television shows, including Pokemon, YuGiOh GX, Winx Club, Magical Do Re Mi, and Shaman King.

FFIR Program Series: Terrarium Making Class w/ Lorena!

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Want to make your own little green world? Learn to create a terrarium while getting hands-on guidance and learning tips and tricks to miniscape your little world! Twig Terrarium will provide all the ingredients. We will learn about moss, how to create and keep a healthy terrarium, and all the factors that go into balancing this mini-ecosystem. And we will all bring back our own terrarium to decorate our rooms! Spaces are limited. Sign up here to reserve a spot.

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