First independent film will be shown tonight
The Lewis-Clark State College Continuing Education & Community Events, in partnership with the Independent Television Series Community Cinema and the Public Broadcasting Service, will present a series of eight Independent Lens documentary film previews starting on Oct. 15 that are free and open to the public.
The films are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday evenings in the LCSC Library Telecommunications Classroom and will be followed by moderated discussions.
The eight films are:
“PLEASE VOTE FOR ME,” directed by Don Edkins and Weijun Chen, follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for school monitor. The preview is scheduled for Oct. 15.
“MISS NAVAJO,” directed by Billy Luther, follows contestants in their quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown. The preview is scheduled for Nov. 5.
“MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH: TERRA INCOGNITA,” directed by Maria Finitzo, is a close-up look inside the life and laboratory of renowned stem cell expert Dr. Jack Kessler, and moving depicts the high stakes involved in the quest to harness the full potential of stem cell medicine. The preview is scheduled for Jan. 7, 2008.
“BANISHED,” directed Marco Williams, is the story of three counties that forcefully banished African American families from their towns 100 years ago – and the descendents that return to learn a shocking history. The preview is scheduled for Feb. 4.
“IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA,” directed by Henry Ansbacher, Jonathan Stack and Daniel Junge, goes behind the scenes with Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The preview is scheduled for March 17.
“KING CORN,” directed by Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis, and Ian Cheney, follows the journey of an acre of the nation’s most powerful crop – corn – from field to America’s tables. The preview is scheduled for April 7.
“A DREAM IN DOUBT”, directed by Tami Yeager, tells the story of a post-9/11 hate crime murder as seen through the eyes of the victim’s brother. The preview is scheduled for May 5.
“THE PRICE OF SUGAR,” directed by Bill Haney, exposes the practice of virtual modern-day slavery on sugar plantations in the Dominican Republic. The preview for this film has yet to be announced.
LCSC Continuing Education & Community Events is one of three preview sites in Idaho, along with Boise State University and Idaho State University.
Continuing Education & Community Events, a department of Community Programs at Lewis-Clark State College, is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals through distinctive service and exceptional programs.
For more information on the film previews or CECE, call 792-2447 or visit www.lcsc.edu/ce