As part of Global Engagement Week, Oct. 15-25, the Center for Global Engagement, the African Students Association, ADELANTE and the Black Student Union are hosting a screening of "Pelo Malo," a film that examines Latin American race relations and global race relations in communites of color.
"A nine-year-old boy's preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in this tender but clear-eyed coming-of-age tale. Junior is a beautiful boy, with big brown eyes, a delicate frame, and a head of luxurious dark curls. But Junior aches to straighten those curls, to acquire a whole new look befitting his emerging fantasy image of himself as a long-haired singer. As the opportunity approaches to have his photo taken for the new school year, that ache turns into a fiery longing. Junior's mother, Marta (Samantha Castillo), is barely hanging on. The father of her children has died, she recently lost her job as a security guard, and she now struggles to put a few arepas on the table for Junior and his baby brother. Junior doesn't even know yet what it means to be gay, but the very notion prompts Marta to set out to 'correct' Junior's condition before it fully takes hold. This is a story of people doing what they feel they have to, partly out of fear, but also out of love." —Diana Vargas, Toronto International Film Festival
Global Engagement Week events include:
• Off-Campus Study Photography Show
• Non-Poisoned Skittles
• Host Family Dinner
• Film Screening: "Reel Injun"
• Dessert & Discuss: U.S. Elections in Focus — How the World Sees It
• Project for Peace: Zaroorat — Calais
• Who Run the World? Studying Abroad as a Woman
• International Dinner
• Off-Campus Study in Russian: Returning Students' Perspectives
Please contact Lisa Swaim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-427-5637 with any questions.
Global Engagement Week is made possible by ADELANTE, African Students Association, AVI Dining Services, Black Student Union, the Center for Global Engagement, Davis United World College Committee, IFSA-Butler Ambassadors, Indigenous Nations at Kenyon, International Society at Kenyon, the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Russian Club and individuals across campus.
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022
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