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Citt Williams, a documentary filmmaker, will speak Friday, September 19 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in Textor 102. Williams has made films for the UN Forum on Climate Change and has had works screened at Cannes and Sundance.

Over the last fifty years, globalization and the rise of digital networks have changed how we know and critically engage with the changing world around us. Using a series of short films and emerging “digital policy submission” case studies from around the world, this session explores more radical methodologies in environmental change assessment and shares with audiences recent methodological developments coming from Indigenous and local groups in the Arctic, Australia, Latin America and Africa.

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ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College students Leah Galant, Caroline Podraza and Rachel Woolf highlight a former inmate’s successful re-entry to society in “Beyond the Wall,” a social justice documentary recently screened at two national film festivals focused on promoting the work of youth and undergraduate filmmakers.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered one of the closing plenary addresses at the What is Documentary? Conference at the University of Oregon, April 23-26, 2014.

With her collaborator and co-author Helen De Michiel, a new media artist, designer, and writer based in the Bay Area, she presented a talked entitled “Towards a Theory and Practice of Open Space New Media Documentary.”

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The College Television Awards — a national competition recognizing excellence in college student-produced video, digital and film work — has honored Ithaca College senior Kristin Leffler for her documentary on a band composed of musicians with disabilities.

Leffler, a senior journalism major, was awarded the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship for Following Flame. The film was produced for Professor James Rada's Documentary Journalism course.

The scholarship recognizes student filmmakers whose work sheds light on people with disabilities, helps emerging artists gain recognition and increases visibility for artists with disabilities.

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A documentary by Leah Galant ’15, Caroline Padroza ’14, Rachel Woolf ’15 was recently screened at the Visions Film Festival and Conference in Wilmington, NC and the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle.

Their film, Beyond the Wall, explores the obstacles that former prisoners face as they reinvent themselves and reintegrate into society. Through the personal story of Raymond Roe, this film challenges the negative public perception of formerly incarcerated people.

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