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Mount Students Delve Into Themes of 2006 Best Picture Winner ‘Crash’

March 9, 2006 -- About 40 students at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, delved into the complex social issues raised in the Academy Award winning film “Crash” in March during a screening and open discussion.

Students discussed provocative questions as part of the presentation, including “What does it mean to be black, Latina, Asian or White?” and “When you see the police, what are your emotions?” Crash director Paul Haggis uses the spirit of connection as the tapestry of his highly successful film. And that is exactly what students focused on in the post-film discussion.

The evening was sponsored by the College’s Title V program in association with the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

Mark Forte, Transition Center coordinator for Title V and director of the LRC, moderated a discussion on film techniques used by the director to connect characters.

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