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FilmLive On Screen: 'Katherine Dunham in Hollywood'
This event entitled "Katherine Dunham in Hollywood: Black Dance on the Silver Screen During World War II" will share the work of the African American choreographer through the film "Carnival of Rhythm" and other clips. Dr. Joanna Dee Das, a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in dance studies, will also discuss how Dunham expanded the artistic possibilities of black dance in film. April 27, 7 p.m. Free. Memorial Auditorium, Prosser Studio Theater, 551 Serra Mall, Stanford.
Film'Valentino's Ghost' screening
The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, the UNAFF Cafe and the Los Altos Library will hold a screening of "Valention's Ghost," a documentary about how American foreign policy in the Middle East drives media portrayals in the U.S. of Arabs and Muslims. April 28, 7-9 p.m. Free (contributions requested). Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.
Film'The Hunting Ground' screening and discussion
The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University will screen the documentary "The Hunting Ground," a close examination of rape culture on college campuses and the experiences and advocacy of survivors. A panel discussion with two of the film's producers and Stanford's Title IX coordinator will follow. April 28, 7 p.m. Free. Cemex Auditorium, 655 Knight Way, Stanford.
Film'From a Silk Cocoon' screening and discussion
This Big Read event will offer a screening of the documentary "From A Silk Cocoon" by Satsuki Ina, which shares the story of her family's time spent in a internment camp at Tule Lake during World War II. The filmmaker will attend and answer questions about the film and her personal experience. April 30, 7 p.m. Free. Palo Alto High School, Media Arts Center, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto.
Film'Guru Zane' screening and BBQ dinner
This event at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT) will include a screening of the documentary "Guru Zane," which profiles a child with special needs; a panel discussion; and a BBQ dinner from The Boneyard Truck. Online registration is requested. May 5, 7-9 p.m. Free (donations accepted). NCEFT, 880 Runnymede Road, Woodside.