Multicultural Team Film Series
Friday, May 3: The Color of Fear, Part 1
“… an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust. This is the dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime.” -- from diversitytrainingfilms.com.
Friday, May 10: BlacKkKlansman
In 1970’s Colorado, an African-American detective attempts to infiltrate and expose the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. This film won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. According to the Washington Post, this is Spike “Lee’s best and most necessary movie in years, confronting his audience with facts no less urgent for being painful to see clearly, much less accept.”
Friday, May 17: Hidden Figures
… tells the inspiring, untold story of brilliant African-American women mathematicians who crossed all gender and racial lines to work at NASA in the 1960s. They calculated critical NASA flight trajectories including trajectories for the launch of John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. This gem received three Oscar nominations.