Course Details

960: My Family/Mi Familia: Understanding Families Through Film

July 12, 13, 14, 15
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This film traces three generations (1920's to 1980's) of a Mexican family's immigration to Los Angeles. We experience their tragedies and their triumphs. We'll discuss the parents' relationship as their expectations for their children counter who the children become as they navigate cultural and class issues. We'll see how the siblings deal with their different adaptations to their cultural heritage while grappling with American crises during these years. We'll explore how they each struggle with love, loss, and fear. Their experiences are heartbreaking, scary, and heartwarming. Class is discussion. Please view the film in advance.

Class Type: Discussion

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Karen Gail Lewis

Karen Gail Lewis has been a family therapist for more than four decades. She has published numerous books and articles about family relationships. She has taught at OLLI for over a decade.