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Honors Colloquium

John Jeffcoat - Turbulent Romance: The Trials and Triumphs of Cultural Immersion

Tuesday evening, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
September 22, 2009
Chafee Auditorium URI Kingston Campus

Turbulent Romance: The Trials and Triumphs of Cultural Immersion John Jeffcoat, director, Outsourced, and partner, Shadowcatcher Entertainment, Seattle, Wash.

John Jeffcoat will talk about "Turbulent Romance: The Trials and Triumphs of Cultural Immersion", starting from his Study Abroad days in Nepal to the filming of "Outsourced" in India. John Jeffcoat is the Director of “Outsourced” and Partner, Shadowcatcher Entertainment based in Seattle, WA. Since graduating from Denison University in 1994, Jeffcoat has worked in the film industry as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and editor. After years of working on commercials and industrials, Jeffcoat wrote “Outsourced” jointly with George Wing (“50 First Dates”), loosely based on Jeffcoat’s travels in Nepal and India. Jeffcoat went on to direct “Outsourced”, winning numerous awards including the 2007 Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film at the Seattle International Film Festival, and the John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.






Links:
Rubber This has gotta be the funniest 2 minutes of cross-cultural misunderstanding, when both sides are speaking English....!!
Outsourced - The Movie Web-based resources related to the movie "Outsourced"..

Colloquium Coordinators:

Professor Ruby Roy Dholakia
College of Business Administration
Professor Nikhilesh Dholakia,
College of Business Administration
Professor Arun Shukla
College of Engineering


Related Sites:

Demystifying India on Facebook
IndiaAtURI on YouTube
IndiaAtURI on Twitter
IndianAtURI on Sakai


Contacts:

Questions, contact the Honors Center at 401.874.2381, or Deb Gardiner. or www.uri.edu/hpr.