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Professor Brett Ingram profiled by Avant Greensboro.com

Avant Greensboro.com’s Tina Wilkins penned a terrific profile piece on Professor Brett Ingram.

For full article, visit: http://www.avantgreensboro.com/category/entertainment/imagine-a-world-if-you-will-a-review-of-rocaterrania.html

For more info on Professor Ingram’s films and cinematic accolades, visit: http://www.brettingram.org/

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September 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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Third-year MFA student Wil Davis to screen “Bonobon Ex” on Oct. 2

Recently, third-year MFA student Wil Davis sat down with Avant Greensboro.com’s Charles Wood to discuss his new film, “Bonobon Ex.”

Read the full article here: http://www.avantgreensboro.com/category/entertainment/jealous-monkeys-and-sexy-movies-an-interview-with-wil-davis.html?doing_wp_cron=1348770045.0952899456024169921875

Davis will hold a screening of “Bonobon Ex” on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at New York Pizza at 9 p.m.

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September 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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J. Scott Parker, Class of 2010, lands job at PBS station

J. Scott Parker, 2010 graduate of the UNCG MFA program in Film & Video Production, is currently working as a producer at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, NY.  His primary responsibilities include weekly outdoor and lifestyle segments for a website and magazine format television show called Borderless North.  Parkers says that the broad range of skills he learned in the graduate program in Film and Video Production has served him well in this position.

“The media marketplace is undergoing a constant transformation,” Parker said. “Being able to work on all aspects of a production is becoming more and more critical — especially if you work at a small organization.”

For clips of Scott’s work, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV6wzh7H8vY&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a1I0bZDH-Y&feature=youtu.be

J. Scott Parker, Class of 2010, is currently working for a PBS station in upstate New York.

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September 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

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The Department of Media Studies, 17 DAYS, and International Civil Rights Center present, “The Human Rights Watch Film Festival”

Featuring films exposing human rights issues around the world, including The Invisible WarCall Me Kuchu, and Putin’s Kiss.  The screenings will be held at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum Friday, September 28, 2012 through Sunday, September 30, 2012.    Schedule as follows:

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

6:00pm
The Invisible War
A groundbreaking investigative documentary about the shameful and underreported epidemic of rape within the US military. With stark clarity and escalating revelations, The Invisible War exposes the rape epidemic in the armed forces, investigating the institutions that perpetuate it as well as its profound personal and social consequences.FILM CONTAINS MATURE SUBJECT MATTER

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012

6:00pm

Call Me Kuchu

In an office on the outskirts of Kampala, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus.” But  David’s formidable task just became more difficult. A new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” proposes the death penalty for HIV-positive gay men and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. David is one of the few who dare to publicly protest the country’s government and press. FILM CONTAINS MATURE SUBJECT MATTER

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

4:00pm

Putin’s Kiss

Meet Masha, a 19-year-old who grew up in the Putin era, on her journey through the Kremlin-created Nashi youth movement. This coming-of-age tale focuses on Masha’s personal political struggle and paints a  grim picture of the Russian political climate. FILM CONTAINS MATURE SUBJECT MATTER

ALL TICKETS ARE $7. TICKETS ON SALE at THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS CENTER AND MUSEUM!

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September 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

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MFA student Cindy Hsieh gains valuable experience working on XXX Olympic Games in London

Before the summer Olympics began, Cindy Hsieh, an MFA student in film and video production, didn’t know sculls from an eggbeater. By the time the games drew to a close, she was as familiar with those synchronized swimming terms as anyone – after all, it was her job.

This past summer, Hsieh was in London working as a researcher on synchronized swimming, as well as fencing, wrestling and shooting for NBC.

For full story, visit: http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/inspirechange/2012/09/07/olympic-opportunity/

Third-year MFA student Cindy Hsieh had previously worked on the Winter Olympics in Vancouver before providing research for NBC during the XXX Olympic Games in London this past summer.

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September 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm

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