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Looking for a course that helps you fulfill the ethnic studies minor requirements? The scheduled courses for Spring 2014 will be posted later this fall, prior to the registration period. Please be sure to check for course additions/cancellations on the Banner website. Some of these courses will require prerequisites. Remember that SOC 310 is required for the ethnic studies minor. 

COM 440: Cultural Influences on Communication
ENG 317: Cross-Cultural Literatures and Contexts
ENG 423: Contemporary African American Novelists
ENG 424: The Harlem Renaissance
HIS 258: American Indian History Since 1850
JRN 240: Race and the News
SOC 310: Racial and Ethnic Relations



Friday, 4 October  -Engleman Hall C112

5pm Caito. (Guille & Caíto Pfening. Argentina, 2013)

 Q & A with Guille and Caíto Pfening

At the request of his brother, Caíto who has Becker Muscular Dystrophy, actor William Pfening made his first short film, Caíto, which won 1st prize in the short film competition "Georges Melies" (organized by the French Embassy and the Cinematheque Argentina) and was selected among the 10 best short films of the last decade of Argentine cinema.

Later, William returns as a film director to his hometown with actors, cameras, lights and technical equipment for making a full-length documentary record of the day to day life of his brother. By observing the relationships among their father, Caíto’s female kinesiologist, and the other women and friends in Caíto’s life, William discovers that Caíto has a deep desire to be a father himself. From that moment, William presents Caito with an opportunity to create a fictional story in which he is the protagonist of his idyllic dream to start a family. The film relates a provocative, affectionate adventure among Caíto (30) Suzuki (30) and Anita (10). The three escape their reality and embark on a journey on a quadraped scooter through the fields of pampas, fulfilling Caíto’s dream of having a family. When the film is coming to a close, William interrupts this fiction, playing the dual role of director and brother, giving Caíto, the decision of how to end this film which portrays his life. Caíto looks at the camera and expresses himself. The commercial release of Caito, is scheduled for October 2013 in Argentina.


7pm Amor crónico  (Jorge Perugorría, Cuba/USA, 2012, 80 min.) 

Q&A with Mirtha Ibarra, Cucú Diamantes, and Andrés Levin (composer) 

Amor crónico follows the flamboyant Grammy nominated Cuban-born and New York based singer CuCú Diamantes on her tour around Cuba. The film interweaves footage of live musical performances with a fictional love story narrative. The result is an energetic display of CuCú Diamantes' glamorous performance style with a fresh Latin soundtrack and comical twist. It is at unique road movie and portrait of a Cuban artist traveling back to her roots. (SCSU)