Film Series Explores Intersection of Religion & Gender

Posted: October 29th, 2013

Film Series Explores Intersection of Religion & Gender
By Jason Carson Wilson

Film historian and critic Amy Kronish shared her insights during “Gender in Israeli & Palestinian Filmmaking,” CTS' Oct. 22 installment of its Faith & Film series. The Women of CTS and the Center for Jewish, Christian and Islamic Studies (JCIS) co-sponsored this installment.

Kronish presented clips from various films, including 2004's “Walk On Water.” Discussion of that film, in particular, provided lively discussion.

Film, according to Kronish, allows people to understand the complexities of another culture.

“It adds to our understanding of each other...who we are, where we are going,” she said.

Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva, Center for Jewish, Christian and Islamic Studies director, stressed the importance of recognizing and acknowledging the intersection of gender and religion.

“It's useful to explore them together,” she said.

JCIS presented this as part of their Fall 2014 Events:

Film & Faith: A Series

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