Feature film can be a powerful tool to use in intercultural training to explore cultural values and behaviors. At the same time, since our impressions of others are often shaped by media images, depictions of different cultures may also further perpetuate stereotypes, misunderstanding and conflict. It is therefore crucial for intercultural professionals to address how these images may be viewed and potentially misconstrued and to encourage trainees to examine them critically to determine how people are being represented and what subtle messages are being conveyed. This interactive session will provide an opportunity to analyze a series of film clips, discuss the benefits and the challenges of using film in a training program, and present practical tips in which to incorporate them.
Please RSVP to join the session on April 22 at 7:30 PM (EDT). Zoom details will be provided before the event.
Julia Gaspar-Bates is founder and president of Intercultural Alliances, LLC (www.interculturalalliances.com) an intercultural training and consulting firm. She has designed and delivered customized trainings across six continents and in multiple languages for executives, educators and students and governmental and non-governmental staff for over 20 years.