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Archive for December 2011

Dr. Michael Frierson to be a guest on “The State of Things” on WUNC Radio

Dr. Michael Frierson of the Department of Media Studies will be a guest on “The State of Things” from WUNC radio (91.5 FM) tomorrow, Tuesday December 13th at noon.

Frierson will talk about his documentary FBI KKK. The film is the story of the filmmaker’s father, Dargan Frierson, an FBI agent in Greensboro, NC during the 1960s, and the intersection of his life with George Dorsett, the Imperial Kludd, or chaplain, of the United Klans of America under a program called COINTELPRO WHITE HATE. 

 In the late 60s, North Carolina had the largest active Klan membership of any Southern state, despite its progressive history. The film documents the life of Frierson’s father as the emerging New South replaced the Jim Crow era, and the personal friendship that developed as Frierson used Dorsett first to infiltrate, and then to neutralize the Klan in North Carolina.




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December 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm

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Dr. Emilyl Edwards wins a Pixie Award

Dr. Emily Edwards’ animated film “Elemental”, received a platinum award from the American Pixel Academy.

The American Pixel Academy has the goal of connecting creative visual professionals in the pixel media with educators who are giving wings to the next generation in our field.


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December 7, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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The Department of Media Studies at UNCG Presents: Twelve Short Student Documentary Films

Please join us for a screening of sublime graduate and undergraduate films on subjects ranging from homegrown space programs to small town music festivals, from cross country adventures fueled by biodiesel to explorations of body image.

Wednesday December 14th at 7:30 pm

Carousel Luxury Cinemas

1305 Battleground Ave, Greensboro

Admission free and open to the public


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December 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Media Studies Departmental Show December 9th

The Media Studies Departmental Show

Friday December 9th beginning at 7:00pm

Elliot University Center Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Come see a variety of films completed this semester in both our undergraduate and graduate courses. There is a wide array of films ranging from experimental films to short animations.


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December 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm