A panel discussion and two films sponsored by UNT Libraries are part of the 2010-11 One Book, One Community program reading.
This year’s selection, Flight by Sherman Alexie, addresses themes of Native American culture and family dynamics. Freshmen were given a copy of Flight at orientation, and it will be part of the core curriculum’s required freshman English class.
Free events include:
Film: Smoke Signals
The film received a 1998 Sundance Film Festival award, recognition from the National Board of Review and was named best film by the American Indian Film Festival. (Image courtesy of Miramax)
Film: The Exiles
The film is an account of problems encountered by Native Americans living in urban areas and caught between two conflicting cultures. The film shows 12 hours in the lives of a group in Los Angeles.
Left, James Duban, rear center, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, lead a discussion about The Bean Trees, UNT's first One Book, One Community event in 2008.