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Note: We will WATCH the film together and then discuss.

In the last years, mainstream Hollywood has tried to diversify the film industry, often with mixed results. In our Spring 2021 Film Series, we put Black, Indigenous, and People of Color center stage and to listen and learn from their stories. Spanning different genres, identities, and timeframes, we explore what stories matter to people of color when they are behind the lens, the pen, and the screen. Join us for screenings throughout the semester and delve into some of the most interesting, provocative, and fun films of the last 20 years!

The first film in the series is The Hate U Give. Based on the Angie Thomas novel by the same name, this movie explores the way that two worlds collide when a young Black woman, who attends a predominantly white school, witnesses the police shoot her Black friend.  The film explores the long aftereffects of racial violence and the heavy burden of those who live through it. Join Professors Frederick Gooding and Randa Tawil for a screening and discussion as we  explore the important themes of the film and how it relates to TCU.

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