Global Perspectives Film Series
Enjoy your lunch hour with us by viewing one of the many films from our library.
The Global Perspectives Film Series is one of our many continuing educational activities. Our goal is to provide the TTUHSC and local community with information about global, national, and local health and social issues. Through the film series, attendees will also gain knowledge about various heritage celebrations, historic events, and current trends in medicine. They will also receive insight into the customs, culture, and history of other countries and people. Free snacks are provided.
- Thursday, May 1, 2014
- 12:00 noon CT
- Lubbock (ACB 240)
The night of October 30, 1938 began as any other peaceful Sunday evening, with millions of listeners tuned to their radios. Yet the outward calm hid a nation tense with apprehension: the Great Depression refused to let up, and the threat of war in Europe loomed larger every day. Then, at 8:15 p.m., there was a report on the radio that Martians had landed in New Jersey.
Almost instantly, people listening in responded to the shocking news. Newspapers were flooded with calls from worried listeners; many feared that New Jersey had been laid to waste and that the Martians were heading west. In cities and towns throughout the country, people stopped a moment to pray—then grabbed their loved ones and fled into the night. What began as a broadcast performance of H.G. Wells's fantasy, The War of the Worlds, turned into one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history.
American Experience examines the elements that together created this frenzy, including our longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; and the creative wunderkind Orson Welles, the 23-year old director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme.
Previously Viewed Films
- If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 806.743.2900.
- All films shown as part of the series can be checked out through the OGH library. Visit the OGH Library web page for more information.