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"Smoke Signals" next up for Ethics Film Series

March 13, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The 1998 comedy-drama "Smoke Signals" is the third feature in the Ethics Film Series at Western Michigan University with a screening beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Room 213 of the Bernhard Center. Admission is free.

Dr. Jill Larson, WMU associate professor of English, will lead the post-film discussion on Native American culture and identity and the ethical questions that arise within the context of history, culture and personal relationships explored in the 89-minute film.

Directed by Chris Eyre, "Smoke Signals" was the first film written, directed and acted entirely by Native Americans. Adam Beach, Evan Adam and Irene Bedard star in the story of two friends who, although are very different, learn from one another in examining their relationships with their families.

The Ethics Films Series is sponsored by WMU's Center for the Study of Ethics in Society. The last film in the series, "When the Levees Broke," will be shown April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 212 Bernhard. The discussion leader will be Dr. William Santiago-Valles, associate professor for Africana Studies.

For more information, contact Dr. Sandra Borden, co-director of the Ethics Center, at sandra.borden@wmich.edu or (269) 387-0362.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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