Course number: DIV101
Friday, April 26 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Facilitator: Barbara Thompson
Location: UCF South Lake, Building 2, Room 137 (Auditorium)
Issues of race and gender cause a group of strangers in Los Angeles to physically, and emotionally, collide in this drama revolving around the stories of a collection of interrelated characters, including a police detective with a drugged-out mother and a thieving younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the white district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife, a racist white veteran cop (caring for a sick father at home) who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner, a successful Hollywood director and his wife who must deal with the racist cop, a Persian-immigrant father who buys a gun to protect his shop, a Hispanic locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid of bullets, and more. Crash provides a powerful glimpse at the costs of prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance.