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Different Faces, Different Films - Rethinking Race : Introduction

Research Guide from the Rethinking Race session Different Faces Different Films from 2014

This LibGuide

This LibGuide was created as a companion to the presentation described at right given on February 14, 2014.

 It contains:

  • the films and clips shown at the session;
  • resources for race in media (including the books and reports mentioned in the film);
  • a guide to finding race-related films at Bierce Library;
  • guide to using Films on Demand

I welcome comments and suggestions in the box below!

Lisa Lazar

Different Films, Different Faces

Different faces, different films:  examining the portrayal of race in different types of film and exploring race-related film resources at Bierce Library.


Film can be a powerful tool for teaching about race.  But how do we approach our viewing with a critical eye?  Can film mold our perceptions of race?  Do all films have the same motivation?  Where can I find films on race?

Please join us on February 14th from 10-11:30 in room 154 in Bierce Library to explore this topic.

Part I of session:  Viewing the documentary “Racial Stereotypes in the Media”

Explore historical and contemporary portrayal of race in mass media such as movies, television, and news through the viewing of a different type of film, the documentary

Part II of session:  Learning about race through the film resources at Bierce Library

Learn about and find feature films and documentaries dealing with race related issues in the streaming films and DVDs available to faculty staff and students at Bierce Library


Film is a powerful tool; view it wisely!  

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Lisa Lazar

Bierce Library, 177D