Curating Film with Pacific Arts Movement

Amanda Solomon

Curating Film with Pacific Arts Movement

This Practicum explores Asian American cinema and the work of curating a community film festival in order to selectively and strategically draw together lines of inquiry and pleasure across ethnic, aesthetic, and geographic divisions to propose alternative representations of immigrant communities in mainstream American history and culture. Taking the occasion of the centennial anniversary of Balboa Park, students in the course will explore how ethnic immigrant groups (particularly but not only Asians) have been represented as part of larger narratives of United States national development and international expansion. Conversely, the Balboa Park centennial will provide the moment for students to intervene in that history of mainstream hegemonic representation by helping to curate, organize, and present a cross-ethnic international film festival showcasing how immigrant communities narrate and understand their own experiences.


Virtual Advising:

Available through

Walk-In Advising:

Held in the Sixth College Annex.

Monday and Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Summer I 2015