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Documentary Film Series Allows Seniors to Hone their Skills

As Media and Society majors near the conclusion of their undergraduate endeavors, they must fulfill a prerequisite called the Senior Seminar. This Fall, Professor Linda Robertson leads the four seniors enrolled in the course that is considered a capstone to the creative arts and media studies.

Throughout the semester, the students have been honing the skill that they have accumulated to lead discussions and produce the publicity for the documentary film series titled “Occupation of Iraq.

Beyond the confine of the classroom, the series addresses the important issue of Iraq and evaluates how it is presented in the media.

“The Senior Seminar has been very rewarding, said Faderera Adesina. “The course has provided us with the opportunity to apply our knowledge to a topic of tremendous importance and display our expertise for the rest of the community.

Directed by filmmakers from across the globe, the documentaries address four broad topics: media coverage of the war in Iraq; the experience of U.S. soldiers; the experience of Iraqi civilian; policy decisions affecting the occupation.

A list of upcoming screenings include:

Thursday, October 25: Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein’s “The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair (2007)

Thursday, November 1: Takehani Watai’s “The Little Birds (2005)

Wednesday, November 7: Hayder Musa Daffar’s “Dream of Sparrows (2005)

Tuesday, November 13: Robert Greenwald’s “Iraq for Sale: War Profiteers (2006)

Thursday, November 15: Charles Ferguson’s “No End in Sight (2007)

The community is encouraged to attend, with all screenings begin at 8 p.m. in Albright Auditorium.