Beatriz Caravaggio’s film installation Different Trains, based upon Steve Reich’s complex musical composition of the same name, is equally complex and suggestive. First, he will ask what the film adds to the music from a critical perspective. Then, he will lead a discussion of what memories and feelings toward this particular mode of transportation this combination of sight and sound evokes in us today. Stephen L. Esquith (Dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Michigan State University) responds to artist Beatriz Caravaggio’s film Different Trains. Esquith has been involved in democratic political education and peace building in Eastern Europe and West Africa. He is the author of The Political Responsibilities of Everyday Bystanders (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010).