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>>>> I'm putting together a course on multiculturalism for my students in Japan - it's a subject of some importance in a closed society. I have a fair number of ideas so far, as detailed below, but I'd like to develop a historical perspective in Unit One about how things have changed since the youth revolution in the 1960s for a more open, just and equal society. Could anyone give a good suggestion for a film which exemplifies the social shift in the 1960s to the new multicultural attitudes? I'm afraid films have to be restricted to recent well-known box-office hits for the most part, not only to maintain interest but because of availability in Japanese video shops. <<<<<<<< As far as readings are concerned: Robert Stam and Ella Shohat's *Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media,* which would be a very interesting text for non students of non European descent. In terms of film, maybe peripheral but certainly stimulating: how about foreign (non Japanese) films depicting Japan? Gloria Monti ______________________________ gloria monti director of undergraduate studies film studies program, yale university 53 wall st., #116, new haven, CT 06510 voice mail: 203-432-0152 fax: 203-776-1928 e-mail: [log in to unmask] http://pantheon.cis.yale.edu/~godard/index.html "Jean-Luc Godard, that glorious nut. No art form should be without one." Newsweek, 1964 ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.