Schooling the World: Film Screening & Discussion
As part of Native American Heritage Month and International Education Week, the Chief Diversity Office, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Native American Council are pleased to announce a showing of the documentary Schooling the World, followed by a global panel and discussion.
Schooling the World takes a challenging, sometimes funny, ultimately deeply troubling look at the role played by modern education in the destruction of the world’s last sustainable indigenous cultures. Beautifully shot on location in the Buddhist culture of Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas, the film weaves the voices of Ladakhi people through a conversation between four carefully chosen original thinkers; anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wade Davis, a National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence; Helena Norberg-Hodge and Vandana Shiva, both recipients of the Right Livelihood Award for their work with traditional peoples in India; and Manish Jain, a former architect of education programs with UNESCO, USAID, and the World Bank.
More information about the film can be found here: http://schoolingtheworld.org/film/
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Chief Diversity Office: (319) 353-2388; TDD: (319) 335-0697.
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU), Iowa Theater, Room 166
125 North Madison Street, Iowa City, Iowa