“bro’Town & The Naked Samoans: Ritual Clowning Goes Prime Time”

bro’Town, New Zealand’s first prime time animated series, is often referred to as a Pacific-spin on such U.S. staples as The Simpsons and South Park -- and it has elicited much the same reaction: Some find it wildly funny, others mildly offensive. What is often lost in the debate is the fact that the cartoon draws on the Samoan comedic tradition of fale aitu. Dr. Caroline Sinavaiana (UH-M Dept. of English) will explore these connections (and more) during a brown-bag discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 12:00 - 1:20 p.m. at East West Center's Burns Hall Room 2118. For more info, click on image at right.


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