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UW-Eau Claire to Present Film Festival Featuring Student Documentaries

RELEASED: April 18, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will present the "Media Teaches Mini-Doc Film Festival" from 3-4:30 p.m. May 2 in Davies Theatre.

The festival will feature short documentary films on social issues and local diversity done by UW-Eau Claire students, said Dr. Cynthia Gray-Mash, associate professor of Foundations of Education.

The student filmmakers are enrolled in a Foundations of Education class titled "Social Foundations of Human Relations," where they learn to use visual ethnography methods, camera operation and video editing.

Examples of documentary films to screen include "Bev's Story: Opening the Door to Cerebral Palsy"; "The Amish: A Dualistic View-Inside and Out"; "There's No People LIke Show People: The Culture of Theater"; "A Tale of Two Teams: Culture of a High School Rivalry"; Riding Tall: Therapeutic Riding of Eau Claire"; and "Penetrating the Stereotypes of Piercing."

The film festival is co-sponsored the Foundations of Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences and Apple Computer. Apple Computer representatives will attend the event and provide prizes to filmmakers and audience members.

For more information about the film festival, contact Cynthia Gray-Mash at (715) 836-5587 or grayca@uwec.edu.

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