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NATIVE AMERICAN SHORT FILMS PROGRAM
November 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Five Short Films by Native American Filmmakers, followed by a Panel Discussion
7:00 P.M. PT on Monday, Nov 9th
To Register: http://cinema.usc.edu/NativeAmericanShorts3
The short films (70 minutes total running time) will be shared directly in the Webinar.
Open to USC Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and the General Public.
Director: Shaandiin Tome
A women’s craving for a connection with her son, which is hindered by alcoholism.
Two racist cops try to cover up killing an unarmed black teen. Things don’t go as planned…
Director: Siena East
When Sandy finds out her almost boyfriend is a werewolf, she questions his fidelity causing her to ask herself – is he having sex with dogs?
Director: Ty Sanga
Time: 17 min
After the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, loyalists to the crown protect what is left of their dissolving kingdom. They recruit a young thief to safeguard the unifying symbol of the people.
This screening is in partnership with:
About the SCA Council on Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity, inclusion and respect of differences, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identities, sexual orientation, and disability, are foundational tenets of the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). SCA is an internationally recognized institution and a leader in the fields of cinematic arts, games, emergent media forms and media scholarship. While entertainment industries including film, television and interactive media have deep histories in progressive social politics, current cultural discussions about the state of mainstream media industries indicate that much work needs to be done to challenge and change existing paradigms around power, privilege and inclusion. Recognized as a pipeline to the media industries and graduate media programs, SCA is uniquely positioned to play a leadership role in preparing the next generation of media producers and scholars to critically engage with issues of diversity and build inclusive creative and scholarly communities within media industries and academia. SCA embraces this opportunity to influence the wider community of media creators and scholars. In 2016 SCA formed the Council for Diversity & Inclusion to address how our community can foster a more inclusive environment.
USC is located in one of our nation’s most vibrant and diverse cities, and we recognize the need for our institution to reflect the complex and multifaceted richness of our surrounding communities in terms of students, staff, faculty and community partners. SCA is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive learning environment at all institutional levels. We promote diversity and inclusion in the recruitment and training of all faculty members and believe that celebrating diversity within our student population will open critical and constructive dialogues about difference that enhance our creative and scholarly work. We also understand that support staff play a vital role in the SCA community and, therefore, the same attention needs to be paid to diversity among staff members. We define diversity to include age, race, ethnicity, physical ability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, country of origin, veteran status, religious practice, and political ideology. SCA seeks to weave a philosophy of inclusion and respect for difference into the fabric of our community; take a leadership role in areas of diversity and inclusion across the university; and establish a model for media industries to empower different voices and perspectives.