Film for Thought

Adapted from the Free Food for Thought program, Film for Thought utilizes thought-provoking ethnographic films and dialogue to increase the awareness and understanding of issues related to diversity. Attendees participate in a lively dialogue about controversial issues with ethnographic film as a primary vehicle for both recruiting audiences and for generating discussion. The short films are produced by students in the Digital Community Studies film-making course that sends students into the field to learn about a local community or subculture and investigate a relevant social justice issue. The intended outcome of our program is a greater understanding of ideas and opinions of others.