Thirty students from Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies attended a lecture on adapting literature to film, given by award-winning Minnesota author, Will Weaver. The presentation, “From Fiction to Film”, took place March 4 at the Fargo Main Library and focused primarily on the adaptation of Weaver’s short story, “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” into the motion picture “Sweet Land,” which was shot in Minnesota. The film’s director, Ali Selim, joined the discussion via Skype from Los Angeles and answered several questions posed by the students. All of the MSUM students in attendance were from CADT professor Tom Brandau’s Adaptations class.
Both Brandau and Janet Haak (Director of Study Abroad) accompanied the students to the event.