Still image from director Charles Burnett’s film “Killer of Sheep.”
 
VANCOUVER  – “Visions From the Inside: Directors Look at Their Communities,” is the first diversity film festival to be offered at WSU Vancouver. Ten films will be shown Sept. 10 to Oct. 14 at various afternoon and evening times in the Administration Building, room 110. All films are free and open to the public.
 
“Each of the ten films concentrates on relations and experiences within minority groups, rather than on interactions with dominant culture,” said Carol Siegel of the WSU Vancouver Diversity Council, sponsors of the festival. “The vast majority of films made by or about members of minoritized or oppressed groups educate about oppression and alienation, but often at the expense of over-simplifying or avoiding representation of diversity within the group.”
 
In addition to films by directors Andy Blubaugh, Chris Eyre, Mira Nair, Liev Schreiber, Spike Lee and Siddiq Barmak, the films include:
-“Killer of Sheep,” by Charles Burnett, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16
-“Maquilapolis,” by Vicky Funari and Sergio de la Torre, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23
-“A Family Gathering,” by Lise Yasui, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30
-“Mala Noche,” by Gus Van Sant, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1