Film Screening

Culture Matters Film Series: New Muslim Cool

Thursday / November 19, 2009 / 5:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

When the FBI raids his mosque, Puerto-Rican American Muslim hip-hop star Hamza Perez must confront the realities of the post 9/11 world, and challenge himself. He starts reaching for a deeper understanding of his faith, discovering new connections with people from all across the American spectrum. New Muslim Cool takes viewers on Hamza's ride through the streets, projects, and jail cells of urban America, following his spiritual journey to some surprising places—where we can all see ourselves reflected in a world that never stops changing.

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Culture Matters Film Series: <i>Traces of the Trade</i>

Monday / November 17, 2008 / 3:30 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

In Traces of the Trade, Katrina Browne tells the story of her forefathers, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. The film follows Browne and nine fellow family members on a remarkable journey that brings them face-to-face with the history and legacy of New England's hidden enterprise. Members of the family will be present to answer questions following the film. Afternoon tea and snacks will be provided. Presented by the Office for Cultural Diversity.

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<i>Body of War</i>

Wednesday / October 22, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Thomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine—wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War will be present to facilitate discussion and answer questions.

Presented by the Office for Cultural Diversity. Refreshments will be served.

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Film Screening of <i>Shut Up & Sing!</i>

Wednesday / March 26, 2008 / 4:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

A stunning documentary following the rousing comeback journey, through three unforgettable years, in the lives of the number one–selling female band of all time, the Dixie Chicks. Followed by an interactive discussion about the role of women in music, freedom of expression, and true artistry, featuring Melissa Ferrick, professional touring and recording artist; independent label owner Carla Desantis, founder of ROCKRGRL magazine; Emily Lichter, founder and owner of Public Emily management and publicity; Sheila Katz, professor of power and gender studies; and Lisa Forkish, student, activist, and songwriter.

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