Diversity Film Series celebrates Asian culture Jan. 15

January 7 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Indiana State University will kick off 2008 with a continuation of its Diversity Awareness Film Series on Jan. 15 at Cunningham Memorial Library.

The third film in the series, “The Soong Sisters” focuses on the Asian culture by featuring a story of one of a political dynasty in pre-World War II China that reached the highest levels of power. The film follows the lives of three sisters, who were educated in America and returned to their native land. Eldest of the three, Soong Ai-ling marries a powerful businessman, Soong Ching-ling marries the revolutionary founder of modern China, and youngest of the three Soong May-ling marries a Generalissimo who leads China through the war against Japan.

While it is known that all three women exerted a strong influence on their nation at a time when women’s rights were just coming to the forefront, the viewer will determine which one loved power, which loved money, and which one loved China.

The film will be shown at the events area of the library beginning at 6:30 p.m. Following the film, a discussion will be led by Karen Chia-Yu Liu, professor of Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education. All films are free and open to the public.

The film series will continue on Feb. 7 with “Daughters of the Dust”, spotlighting African-American heritage; Feb. 26 “Children of a Lesser God,” kicking off a month long series on Disability Awareness and concludes April 8 with “Iron-Jawed Angels,” highlighting Human Rights Awareness.

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 the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action, at 812-237-2877.

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Contact: Office 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 kick off 2008 with a continuation of its Diversity Awareness Film Series on Jan. 15 at Cunningham Memorial Library.

The third film in the series, "The Soong Sisters" focuses on the Asian culture by featuring a story of one of a political dynasty in pre-World War II China that reached the highest levels of power.

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