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CCMTI: Teaching about Africa through Timbuktu
November 24, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Community College Master Teacher Institute: In celebration of International Education Week 2020, the IRIS International Film Club is sponsoring four talks for community college instructors on teaching international studies through film. REGISTER HERE!
Before the talk, participants are encouraged to watch the film Timbuktu, a 2014 Mauritanian film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. Professor Dima will then discuss how the film depicts cultural practices such as sport as well as the impacts of religious extremism in West Africa.
Timbuktu is available on google play, youtube, vudu, apple TV, Amazon, and Kanopy.
The first 30 community college instructors to register and attend all four CCMTI sessions will receive a copy of The Routledge Companion to World Cinema (retail value $51.95). All participants to any of the four sessions will receive a free digital packet of materials on teaching international studies through film.
Sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) and African Studies Program. Co-hosted by the Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education, Guttman Community College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College.