Association for Bahá’í Studies Conference

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Film as a tool for public discourse: race and gender

Films provide a lens for us to connect more intimately with the world. Presenters will address how this powerful form of storytelling can give us opportunities to learn about other’s lived experience, facilitate overcoming prejudice, lead to genuine bonds of friendship, create meaningful conversations, and inspire us to be agents of change, walking a path of service towards a just society. They will also touch on aspects of academic discourse related to representation and homogenizing in film, critical race theory, and feminist film theory in terms of exploring race and gender in cinema.