Diversity Film Series begins Oct. 16

October 5 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State University will kickoff a film series Oct. 16 to raise awareness about the diverse people living in the United States and in our communities.

The first film in the series, “Vamonos Con Pancho Villa,” will be shown Oct. 16 to celebrate Hispanic Awareness month. The 1936 film is based on the novel by Rafael F. Munoz, which describes six brave peasants, known as "Los Leones de San Pablo," who join Villa's army but all die. It is considered by many to be the most important Mexican film of all time.

Following the film, a discussion about the Hispanic culture will be led by Gerardo Cummings, assistant professor of languages, literatures and linguistics.

All films will be shown at the Cunningham Memorial Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by a discussion. Other dates in the film series are Nov. 14, spotlighting Native Americans; Jan. 5, 2008, spotlighting the Asian culture; Feb. 7, celebrating African-American heritage; Feb. 26, previewing disability awareness month and April 8, raising awareness of human rights.

The series, sponsored by the President’s Commission for the Enhancement of Diversity Resources, is free and open to the public. For more information on the film series or the Commission, please contact LaNeeca Williams, interim director of Diversity and Affirmative Action, at (812) 237-2877.

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Contact: LaNeeca Williams, interim director of Diversity and Affirmative Action, (812) 237-2877

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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Indiana State University will kickoff a film series Oct. 16 to raise awareness about the diverse people living in the United States and in our communities.

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