Ward to lead discussion after free film showing

Carmela, one of the interviewees in the documentary.

Carmela, one of the interviewees in the documentary.

Kham Ward, director of the Department of Intercultural Affairs at Western Carolina University, will lead a discussion after a free showing of the documentary “If These Halls Could Talk” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at Mad Batter Food and Film, 617 W. Main Street in Sylva.

Kham Ward

Kham Ward

The showing and discussion of the documentary is open to the public.

“If These Halls Could Talk” was directed by Lee Mun Wah, who previously directed the documentary “The Color of Fear,” and it focuses on 11 college students and their experiences with campus diversity. The film will be shown as part of the College of Education and Allied Professions’ Diversity Dialog series.

The event is a collaboration of several campus entities including the College of Education and Allied Professions’ Diversity Committee, the Department of Intercultural Affairs, Hunter Library, the Office of International Programs and Services, and the Coulter Faculty Center.

To learn more about the documentary showing and discussion, contact Beth McDonough, research and instruction librarian, at 828-227-3423 or bmcdono@wcu.edu.