to the virtual home of Reel Dialogue: Bridging Cultures Through Film, a series of films and community events fostering dialogue and awareness of various cultures in the Kansas City metro area. Co-Sponsored by Avila University and the Missouri Arts Council.
The 2012 series explores the voices of Mexican, Arab and Filipino immigrants in modern America. Each film screening is accompanied by community events and activities designed to enrich the cultural experience. Check back often for updates!
All films shown at 10 am at the Glenwood at Red Bridge theater. Tickets cost $5.
The Five Cardinal Points
This film follows Mexican workers eking out a hardscrabble living in Kansas City. It tells the story of the inhabitants of Tres Valles, Mexico, and the families’ choice to separate and seek fortune in the USA. Either legally or illegally many of them settle down in Kansas, where they “rebuilt” their home village to celebrate Mexican provenance.
Tales From Arab Detroit
When the largest Arab American community in North America brings an Egyptian poet to perform a 1,000-year-old epic, the result is a familiar American tale: parents make an effort to pass on cherished traditions and language, while their Americanized children are at home in a world of fast food and video games. The film is story of cultural conflict and resilience. View trailer here
A film about Filipina teachers who come to Baltimore during the school year to earn money to support their families and return home in summer. Negotiating between two cultures, the Filipina teachers struggle with the vastly different school systems and loneliness of American life.