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Grand Prize Winner,Sean Dolan, (second from the right) is pictured with People’s Pick Winner, Rebekah Rausch (second from the left) and two film judges.Photo courtesy of E-net.

Elon Docs member, Sean Dolan, won the grand prize in a North Carolina Campus Compact film competition for his short documentary “Hear For Me.” The film is about an Elon student who engages and strengthens society by learning sign language and becoming a proponent for the deaf community. Congrats Sean! http://www.elon.edu/e-net/Note.aspx?id=963085

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Glenn Baker,Dominic Bracco and Kem Knapp Sawyer from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting sat down with members of the elondocs program last Wednesday to share insights they’ve experienced in their Documentarian careers. The journalists shared stories of travel, and the issues they discovered while across seas. Kem Sawyer witnessed and documented the crisis in Haiti first-hand,as well as water and health issues in India. Dominic Bracco shared his experience documenting the violence in Mexico and his brief project covering the water trouble in the Aral Sea as well. Glenn Baker told the elondoc members how he’d produced over 40 documentaries on little known issues everywhere from Bangladesh to Cuba. It was an inspiring experience for the members to meet with Documentarians who had accomplished and discovered so much through their travel and it helped motivate and keep hopes high for the passionate group members.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting speakers are visiting Elon to share stories they’ve witnessed in their unique field of work. Their presentation “Endangered Children” incoorporates accounts of young people battling hardships in Haiti, Bangladesh and along the Mexican border. Video Documentarian,Glenn Baker, and Photographic  Documentarians Dominic Bracco and Kem Knapp Sawyer will discuss their projects with a Q&A session afterwards.

“Endangered Children” Thursday Sept. 27, 7-8:30pm Whitley AuditoriumImage

Photo from Kem Knapp Sawyer’s project Cynthia in Haiti: After the Earthquake.Cynthia,13, and her mother stand outside their tent camp. Photo from Kem Knapp Sawyer.

 

Also students can apply for the great opportunity to accompany a Pulitzer Center journalist. Interest meeting Wed Sept 26, 7-8pm McEwen 214. More info here 

African &African-American Studies (AAASE) special showing of the film adapted from Zora Neale Hurston’s novel  Their Eyes Were Watching God at Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Tuesday, September 18, from 4:15-7:00pm. Refreshments and discussion with UNC-G Professor of African American Studies, Dr. Tara Green following screening. 

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Don’t forget to check out the Into Poverty: Living on One Dollar premiere at 7pm in KOBC afterwards as well! More info here 

 

The film Into Poverty: Living on One Dollar  follows four friends who traveled to rural Guatemala and lived on $1 a day to understand what what life is like for most of the world.For them it’s an experiment, but for 1 billion people it’s a reality. It’s an insightful and inspiring journey that shows a lifestyle often heard about, but never understand until now.

They combat misconceptions about lack of ambition and lack of intelligence as the creator of poverty and instead see that many people are just born into an environment without the resources we take for granted ever day.The filmmakers will be there for Q&A after the showing so don’t miss this unique opportunity to get your questions answered and learn about their fascinating journey.

 Special Premiere is Tuesday,September 18th in the KOBC Larose Digital Theater.

 Full details on Facebook  

 

Do you have what it takes to grab the attention of the NC Campus Compact?

Well, if so, enter their student documentary film competition. Students are invited to submit a 5 to 20 minute documentary short depicting how a program or person of their campus demonstrates the campus, producing civically-engaged graduates and strengthening communities. If this appeals to you read on for the competition overview by clicking the link below:

http://www.elon.edu/e-web/org/nccc/Documentarycompetition.xhtml

Goodluck!