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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.


Upcoming Film

More Than a Month

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • 12:00 noon CT
  • ACB 240

Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a young African-American filmmaker, sets out on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this thoughtful and humorous journey, he explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a “post-racial” America. Tilghman’s campaign to end Black History Month is actually a provocative gambit to open public conversation about the idea of ethnic heritage months, and whether relegating African American history to the shortest month of the year—and separating it from American history on the whole—denigrates the role of black people and black culture throughout American history. But it is also a seeker’s journey to reconcile his own conflicting feelings about his own identity, history, and convictions. More Than A Month is not just about a yearly tradition, or history, or being black in America. It is about what it means to be an American, to fight for one’s rightful place in the American landscape, however unconventional the means, even at the risk of ridicule or misunderstanding. It is a film about discovering oneself.

 



  

Previously Viewed Films

Spring 2016


Fall 2015


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Summer 2014


Spring 2014


Fall 2013


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Fall 2012


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Spring 2012


Fall 2011


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Fall 2008


  • If there are specific films you would like to see viewed as part of our series, your suggestions are always welcome.  Contact: globalhealth@ttuhsc.edu or call 806.743.2901.
  • 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.

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