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‘Yeah Maybe, No’ Film Explores Consent and Male Victims’ Experience

Posted on September 18, 2017

Monday, Sept. 18  | 5-7 p.m. | LI 103

Originally funded by a Kickstarter campaign and now touring college campuses internationally, the documentary Yeah Maybe, No (2017) follows Blake, a young gay man who is coming to terms with a history of multiple sexual assaults. After campus activists bring attention to consent at Reed College, Blake realizes that his early sexual encounters were more than just bad learning experiences.  Read the rest of this entry →

Two Spirits Documentary Showing

Posted on November 10, 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | Langseth 104

Dragon Entertainment Group is having a showing of Two Spirits, a thought provoking documentary following a young Native American man who is murdered for expressing his true gender identity. This event is on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in Langseth 104.  Read the rest of this entry →

Eyes Wide Open Event: Phase 2

Posted on July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Fargo Theater  Read the rest of this entry →

Lucky: Documentary screening room change to Langseth 104

Posted on September 29, 2014

Tonight will be the screening of “Lucky,” a documentary by Laura Checkoway. The screening will now be in Langseth Hall 104 and will begin at 4:30. Laura Checkoway and Lucky Torres will be at the screening to talk about creating the film together and to answer questions.

View the trailer.  

Sando’s article accepted for publication

Posted on March 14, 2014

Dr. Paul Sando, Anthropology and Earth Science, has a news article covering backlog and late movement of last season’s harvest by the railroads accepted for publication in the May issue of “Trains Magazine” (due in April), his comments on railroad safety and oil transportation were featured in a report by Dan Gunderson on MPR’s Morning Edition on March 13, 2014, and he has been interviewed by Prairie Public Television for an upcoming historical documentary on James J. Hill, the railroads, and the Non Partisan League. It is quite possible that he has officially become a “talking head.”

Kind-Hearted Woman discussion tonight

Posted on April 04, 2013

April 1 and 2, PBS presented the worldwide premiere of Kind Hearted Woman—an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 31-year-old Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation.

The documentary, which is co-presented by “Frontline” and “Independent Lens,” follows Charboneau over the course of three years, including her life on the Spirit Lake reservation, as a single parent in Fargo, and as a student at MSU Moorhead. Her quest to heal her family and to return to her reservation to help prevent domestic abuse takes her on an inspiring journey. Read the rest of this entry →

Raymond Rea’s documentary to screen at British Film Institute’s LGBT film festival

Posted on February 27, 2013

Raymond Rea’s (Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies) short documentary “A Difference” has been accepted to screen at the British Film Institute’s London LGBT Film Festival. “A Difference” examines the intersection of racial difference and gender transition.

Art & Design alum launches film fundraiser

Posted on January 28, 2013

Keri Pickett, an alum of the MSUM Department of Art & Design, has a launched a fundraising campaign to support work on a feature-length documentary she has recently completed filming, “The Fabulous Ice Age.”

Highlighted in the film is the story of skating pioneers Eddie and Roy Shipstad and Oscar Johnson, who started out entertaining people on the ponds of Minnesota and ended up inventing “Ice Follies”- the first touring ice show; Sonja Henie, once known as the richest woman in Hollywood, entertained crowds at hockey games on her way to movie fame and fortune; great showman John H. Harris helped create “Ice Capades,” and businessman Morris Chalfen introduced “Holiday on Ice” to the world. Read the rest of this entry →

Raymond Rea’s documentary will screen at Transgender Film Festival

Posted on November 05, 2012

Raymond Rea’s short documentary, A Difference, will screen at the upcoming San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, Sunday, Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m., as part of the Find Each Other program.

Mike Ruth presents documentary

Posted on October 15, 2012

Dr. Mike Ruth, Cinema Arts and Digital Technologies, will present the documentary “The Greenbrier Military School: 200 years of education in Lewisburg, West Virginia” Oct. 18-19. The film is being premiered as part of the 200th anniversary celebrating formal education in Lewisburg. Ruth co-produced the 45-minute documentary with Bob Boles, Traverse City, Michigan. In addition to producing, Ruth was photographer and researcher.

Women’s and Gender Studies faculty and students presented documentary at the Minnesota Network of Latina/os in Higher Education

Posted on October 09, 2012

Kandace Creel Falcón, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Beatriz Castro, Women’s and Gender Studies minor, and President of O.L.A. student group, presented their short documentary research project “Latina/o Voices: Highlighting our Successes at MSUM” at the Minnesota Network of Latina/os in Higher Education 6th Annual Summit Saturday, Oct. 6.Three additional O.L.A. members – Yastín Beltran, Christine LaCoursiere, and Kathryn Lucero, also attended the summit where they networked with other Latina/o student organizations from St. Cloud State University and University of Minnesota Morris. Read the rest of this entry →

Moorhead photographer Wayne Gudmundson’s work featured in ‘Faces of the Oil Patch’ documentary

Posted on May 11, 2012

FARGO – Well-known in the area as a photographer of the land and sky, Wayne Gudmundson trained his eye on an entirely different subject for his latest project: people.

By: John Lamb, INFORUM

FARGO – Well-known in the area as a photographer of the land and sky, Wayne Gudmundson trained his eye on an entirely different subject for his latest project: people.

The Moorhead artist teamed up with Prairie Public Television for “Faces of the Oil Patch.” Gudmundson’s still photos are featured throughout the documentary as a way of introducing subjects.

Some of the photos are displayed at North Dakota State University’s Memorial Union Gallery, with a reception at 5 tonight. The exhibit will eventually travel around the state.

Following the reception, the documentary will be screened. It premieres on PPTV, Channel 13, at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Film screening of award-winning documentary “Precious Knowledge”

Posted on April 19, 2012

TOCAR and Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies present a film screening of the award-winning documentary “Precious Knowledge” Monday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in King Hall 110.

This is a film about the social justice activism of Mexican American students in Arizona who are advocating for the preservation of an inclusive ethnic studies curriculum that has transformed their high school graduation rate from the national average of 52 percent to 93 percent, with 85 percent of those students attending college. This is an amazing story of resilience, resistance against oppression, empowerment and revolutionary education. The filmmaker, Eren McGinnis, will offer a question/answer session following the film.

Join us for Identities, Issues, and Intersections day

Posted on March 30, 2012

Monday, April 2 is the kickoff for Diversity Week, presented by the MSUM Student Senate Diversity Committee. Monday’s theme is Identities, Issues and Intersections and there will be two events held in the CMU. From 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in CMU 205, there will be organizations tabling introducing students to different identities and issues. There will be tables from Women’s and Gender Studies, Hendrix Health Center, Gay Straight Alliance, Planned Parenthood, Women’s Center/CFO/Triota and Students Against Human Trafficking. Read the rest of this entry →

Kyja Kristiansson-Nelson’s documentary to premiere

Posted on January 11, 2012

Photo taken by Kristi Rasmussen

Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, will premiere her documentary, Teen Writes: The Group that Opened the Box, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 in the Sidney J. Lee Auditorium at Bismarck State College.

The 56-minute documentary follows a group of teens, along with writer Karen Van Fossan and clinical psychologist Dr. Kathy Blohm, who formed a creative writing and performance troupe called The Group that Opened the Box. Read the rest of this entry →

Documentary production specialist to speak Nov. 3

Posted on October 31, 2011

Janice Kearns, visiting professor from the University of Lincoln, UK, will give a guest lecture Thursday, Nov. November 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Weld Hall’s Glasrud Auditorium. A Media Production and Documentary Production specialist, Kearns will present “Footprints in the Sand: the Seaside in British Culture.”  Her film is based on the Media Archive for Central England (MACE).  This year marks the 10th anniversary of the student exchange between the University of Lincoln and MSUM.  All students, faculty, staff, and community members are cordially invited to attend.

Alum’s documentary on N.Y. teenagers receives praise

Posted on October 31, 2011

A documentary about three underprivileged New York City teenagers was produced in part by MSUM Speech alum Jill Angelo, ‘97. The documentary was praised in an Oct. 11 issue of The New York Times for offering “more substantive insights into pressing issues of public education and urban poverty than many political commentators muster in a career.” The film opened Oct. 12 in Manhattan.

First in the nation

Posted on February 23, 2011

Inspired by Nature, a 2010 television documentary produced in the broadcast documentary class at MSUM and broadcast on Prairie Public Television, was selected as the best student television documentary by the Broadcast Education Association in the national competition.

In the student television newscast category, MSUM’s Campus News program, broadcast on Prairie Public Television, won third place nationally.

Nathan Matson, the student producer for both programs, will accept the awards at a Best of Festival high definition screening and awards ceremony at the Broadcast Education Association’s national convention in Las Vegas on April 11.

The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. The winners for 2011 were selected from a pool of 913 entries from 142 colleges and universities. Read the rest of this entry →

From Turf Cottage to the Cover of TIME shows at MSUM Oct. 21

Posted on September 23, 2010

The film “From Turf Cottage to the Cover of TIME’ will be shown Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in King Auditorium on the MSUM campus. The 2009 documentary by Hans Kristján Árnason is the story of Holger Cahill, or Svein Kristján Bjarnarson, who was born in Iceland in 1887 and died in the US in 1960.

Cahill reinvented himself at the age of 27, changing his name, age, and birthplace. He later became acting director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and National Director of the WPA/Federal Art Project (New Deal) appointed by the White House. His mission was to help artists during the Great Depression. He was also the foremost authority on American folk art, writer, novelist, etc. Read the rest of this entry →

Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson’s Sveit to exhibit at Wisconsin film festival

Posted on April 13, 2010

Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson‘s experimental documentary, Sveit, will be exhibited at the 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival. Sveit will screen at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at Madison’s Play Circle Theatre.

A geneography of memory and place, Sveit was shot in a rural village on the north coast of Iceland. The filmmaker traces her family’s history and emigration from Iceland to the United States, while unpacking memories and stories of her grandfather’s experience as a New American in North Dakota. Meanwhile Kristjansson negotiates the relationship between landscape, language, mythology and ritual with the help of the local 1st – 4th grade Icelandic children. Sveit was funded in part by the Bush Foundation, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Fulbright Association, and Skaftfell Menningarmidstod. Read the rest of this entry →

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