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UNI 'Reel to Real' film series to explore effects of culture in schools<br>

November 12, 2002

Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683
James O'Connor, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The next film in the University of Northern Iowa's 'Reel to Real' film series will be 'Spirit of the Dawn,' a documentary that explores the dramatic changes in Indian education from the boarding schools of the past, where children were beaten for speaking their native language in school, to the more culturally-sensitive classrooms of today.

The film will be shown from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Maucker Union University Room South. A discussion following the film will be facilitated by Margie Rostyne, UNI coordinator for student organizations and activities.

Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, said the film is part of the year-long Reel to Real film series that presents short films worthy of reflection, discussion, challenge and criticism.

The series, sponsored by Maucker Union Student Activities office, will continue next semester on Jan. 22, with 'Lynching: The Heinous Past.'

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Guy Sims at (319) 273-2683.