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Five student documentaries produced in Professor John Scott’s Video Workshop and Non-Fiction Production courses last semester will be aired on the Syracuse PBS affiliate, WCNY, on Sunday, November 14 at 10:30 p.m. 

The films include:

"PROBABLE CAUSE: A MIGRANT AMERICA"  
Cecilia Bottler ’10, Aya Hoffman ’12, Michael Levin ’11
The story of migrant farm workers in upstate New York and the people who protect them despite the risk of legal consequences.                 

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ITHACA, NY — The documentary “Gasland” took a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and has taken the country by storm during an HBO run and limited release in theaters from coast to coast.

Now it’s coming to Ithaca College, along with filmmaker Josh Fox and two people featured in...

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Bradley Rappa, a lecturer in the Department of Cinema, Photography and Media Arts, will screen his documentary, Thicker Than Water, at the Syracuse International Film Festival on Friday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.

The film is about Tony, an 11-year-old who “absolutely, positively” loves hockey, and is about to play his last game. He is also a hemophiliac. The frequent scratches and bruises that mark the childhoods of active kids seem harmless to the healthy, but these same small injuries can be debilitating or fatal to a hemophiliac. Undeterred by a family history of chronic illness and loss, Tony’s parents continue to support and encourage his ambitions. Thicker Than Water is a documentary about dealing with chronic illness, living life to the fullest, and playing your last game as well as you can.

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ITHACA, NY — In October 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die. The horror of this incident pushed Laramie, Wyoming, into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing and hate crimes.

Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger’s documentary on the aftermath of Shepard’s murder, “Laramie Inside...

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In observance of both Constitution Day 2010 and Latino Heritage Month, Ithaca College will present “Crossing the Border: Where Does the Constitution Stand?” on Monday, September 27th at 7:00PM in Textor Hall Room 102. Filmmaker Luis Argueta will present an excerpt from his newest documentary, “abUSed: The Postville Raid”, which presents the human face of immigration reform and serves as a cautionary tale against abuses of constitutional human rights. Following the film, a panel will discuss the global and local contexts for the U.S. movement for immigrant rights. Panelists will include Luis Argueta; Shaianne Osterreich, associate professor of Economics at Ithaca College; and Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program. A reception with the speakers will follow the event. This event is free and open to the public.

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