MISC presents An Evening Celebrating Diversity

November 29, 2017, 6:00 P.M.

SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

An Evening Celebrating Diversity:

A Look at Recent SCA Films

USC's Media Institute for Social Change (MISC) and the SCA Council on Diversity & Inclusion invite you to the first in a series of screenings highlighting diverse storytelling at SCA. We will screen recent SCA films and have a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Time: 6:00 P.M. | Date: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
Location: SCI 106, Interactive Media Building, 3470 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Films Include: 

The Falling by Ewen Wright
A potentially psychosomatic white man, a woman stuck in a vortex of mansplaining, and a young black man confronted by the racial disconnect of society each try to make sense of their lives as their worlds are set on an inevitable collision course.

Borderlines by Tiffany Kontoyiannis
A Mexican mother and her teenage daughter make a dangerous trip across the U.S. border, where they encounter a border patrol agent who gives them a nasty ultimatum.

Iman and the Light Warriors by Jay Woo
A magical realism story about the power of pure love and a community banding together to empower a young king through emotional intelligence.

Light and Lovely by Uttera Singh
A young girl considers using skin lightening cream, after being teased about her dark skin.

Dust Trail by Miriam Arghandiwal
A desensitized immigration officer gets a case that forces him to reconcile with his humanity.

Driving Lessons by Leland Hall
Adam Sr. takes his son A.J. on his first driving lesson. However, when they get pulled over by the police, A.J. experiences a life lesson.

Ablution by Omar Aldakheel
The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

G.I. Jose by Alejandro Marquez Vela
A Mexican-American U.S. Army soldier comes back home and faces the dilemma of whether to defend his family, or the laws of the country he vowed to protect.

About the USC Media Institute for Social Change (MISC)

The USC Media Institute for Social Change is a nonprofit organization of industry professionals at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts who use cinema to create an awareness of social issues and inspire positive actions throughout the world.With a mission to support emerging media makers who weave pro-social messaging into their stories, USC-MISC seeks to change the world one film at a time.

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About the SCA Council on Diversity & Inclusion

The USC School of Cinematic Arts believes a diverse and inclusive learning environment is important for the success of our institution and our industry. We embrace our role in preparing the next generation of media creators and scholars, who come from diverse communities within the United States and around the world. As future media industry leaders, their viewpoints will reflect and shape our culture in unprecedented ways.

The role of the SCA Council on Diversity & Inclusion is to promote and support inclusivity among students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, friends and industry partners. We urge each member of the SCA Family to participate in creating a learning environment that respects all creative voices.

Learn more at: http://cinema.usc.edu/about/diversity.cfm
Contact Information

Name: Miriam Arghandiwal
Email: arghandi@usc.edu