Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Kids See New Cultures in Film.(Final)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

* Project aims to promote understanding, reduce prejudice, hate

Joanne Ashe of Placitas couldn't be more pleased: The reactions have been nothing but favorable to her just-completed pilot project to promote cross-cultural understanding through the showing of a foreign film on the big screen.

Some 225 students and their teachers from four Albuquerque middle schools participated in the project, called "Filters Crossing Cultural Boundaries through Film."

A key element was a special screening of the film "The Cup" last week at the Madstone Theaters.

"All of the kids wanted to learn about other countries, and many said that on the big screen they couldn't be distracted and reading the subtitles helped them to pay attention," Ashe said Monday. …

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