Across Cultures

How do we reach out?

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This theme concerns intercultural communication—conversations, public addresses, interaction on the street, music.


1983, director: Sheldon Cohen

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Class distinctions, national histories and rural vs. urban values can cause conflict between different ethnocultural groups. This animated film shows a Canadian woman of Polish origin and her neighbor of German background having coffee and sweets together. Talking, the women find they share more than they had realized. The conflict over Mrs. Chenwak's cow seems resolved. But what has Mrs. Meuser put in the pie?