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Film Festival

Our purpose is ...
to entertain and inspire,
to explore and celebrate
individual and cultural differences through film.

5th Annual Diversity Film Festival

April 12-29
at The Grand Cinema in Tacoma
(606 S. Fawcett Ave.)

$2 TCC students (with TCC student ID)
$8 matinee / $10 evening
$8 military (with ID)

Schedule Listing (PDF)
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Dancing in Jaffa
(Opening gala to follow)

After decades of bloodshed, it's hard to imagine what can bridge the divide between Israeli Jews and Palestinians. Pierre Dulaine has an idea - dance. He begins teaching ballroom dancing in Jaffa at the city's mostly segregated schools. His ultimate goal is to get the kids from the Jewish schools to dance with those from the Arab school for a big competition.


David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the 1960's civil rights movement. It depicts the poignant struggle and marches from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery to secure voting rights for African Americans.
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Little Tin Man

Tired of being overlooked for bigger roles, a struggling dwarf actor sets out to be cast as the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese's remake of The Wizard of Oz. Through both humor and human insight, this film explores an individual's relentlessness not to accept the status quo.
Alive Inside

This emotional documentary follows Dan Cohen, a social worker, as he tenaciously fights a broken healthcare system. Through phenomenal footage of actual Alzheimers' patients, he proves the powerful effect of music in combating memory loss and resotring dignity and a sense of self.
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Captain Abu Raed

Abu Raed is a lonely janitor at the airport in Amman, Jordan. He experiences his dream of traveling vicariously through books. Finding a discarded Captain's hat in the trash at work, he is followed by a neighborhood boy who spots him wearing it as he walks home. The next morning he wakes up to find a group of neighborhood children at his door, believing him to be an airline pilot. Friendships and stories enchant!
A Short Film Series
- Aquadettes
- Madagascar
- Born Sweet
- A Homeless Experience by Mario Pena
(TCC Student Film)
- Cargo
- Being Evel by Claire Gostin, Payton Whatley,
Kiante Parker and Fiona McLennan
(TCC Student Film)
- Masterchef
- Facing Fear
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For more information about the Diversity Film Festival, please contact Tina Celentano.


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