The 2023 Academy Award-nominated documentary about kindness and love overcoming hate will be shown at noon, Monday, April 10, at the Santos Manuel Student Union South Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
The free screening of Shalini Kantayya’s 2020 documentary and the faculty panel that follows will be held from noon to 2:15 p.m. at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union Theater (SMSU South, Room 107). Attendees can also join via Zoom.
Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) was interviewed for a program that focused on the events in the past year in Palestine, and discussed with co-producer/director Andy Trimlett how the events in their documentary, “1948: Creation and Catastrophe,” relate to what is now going on in that region.
The documentary “Objects,” available for streaming until Sunday, Nov. 28, includes some of the exhibitors from the CSUSB Anthropology Museum exhibit “Re|Collect: Memories of Childhood” that was on display from May 2016-March 2017. Among those appearing in the film were Arianna Huhn, museum director and associate professor of anthropology, Eugene Wong, professor of psychology, and Eri Yasuhara, dean emerita, College of Arts and Letters.
Kimberly Cousins (chemistry and biochemistry), Michael Chao (biology), Katherine Gray (art and design), Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in recent news coverage.
Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) discussed the latest developments in the demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was quoted in various news media about Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, who paid a year-long membership with Oath Keepers in 2014, an extremist, anti-government militia organization.
Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) discussed her documentary, “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” and how it is a primer to help understand the current conflict between Palestine and Israel, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed about the leak of data from Epik, a web hosting service favored by the far-right.
Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) provided perspective with the news media in separate interviews on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, Kathryn Ervin (theatre arts) was the judge for an art exhibit in Ontario, and Vipin Gupta (management) was interviewed about his latest book.
The film, which is about the 1985 incident in which the Philadelphia Police Department dropped a military-grade explosive on a row house during a standoff, leading to the deaths of 11 people (five of them children) and destroying 61 homes, will be shown at the next Conversations on Race and Policing, 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, on Zoom.