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Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles will publicly screen and discuss some of his most acclaimed works during a three-day visit to Ithaca College, February 6-8. Maysles, along with his late brother David, is recognized as a pioneer of “direct cinema,” earning a distinguished reputation for making non-fiction feature films — films in which the drama of human life unfolds as is, without scripts, sets or narration.

“His list of accomplishments is endless, including portraits of the greatest artists, musicians, writers, actors and politicians of our time as well as the lives of ordinary people, the poor, the terminally ill, the abandoned,” said Arturo Sinclair, assistant professor of television-radio. “All have made him an extraordinary witness to our complex times.”

All of the following are open to the public, and all but the Cinemapolis screening are free:

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“Boomtown,” a new documentary television series from executive producer Susannah Ludwig ’93, is set to air on Planet Green/Discovery Channel on Saturday January 29 at 10pm.

According to the "Boomtown" website, the series tracks the transformative effect of a small town in economic distress that unexpectedly strikes it big in the oil business. The stories of...

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Lauren Brauchli '11 and Anna Campbell '11 were featured in their local patch.com site. The students recently film a documentary on a four-year-old boy with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) called "Bound by Hope, One Family's Story.”

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“Shooting the Messenger/ اطلاق النار على صاحب رسالة” is a student documentary created by Katie Zimmerman, Kaitlyn Rich and Amy Born, featuring interviews with Iraqi translators and interpreters employed by the United States.

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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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