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Cliff Alexis
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has nominated “Hammer on Steel,” a two-program documentary created by The University of Akron, for eight Emmy awards for the 2011 broadcast year. NIU’s Cliff Alexis, steel drum builder and tuner and co-director of the world-renowned NIU Steel Band, was nominated for Emmy Awards in two...
Film poster for “Boys and Men Healing”
The NIU Women’s Resource Center will host a screening and discussion of the 2010 documentary film, “Boys and Men Healing,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center. “Boys and Men Healing” is an inspiring film about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both...
Wilfredo Hernandez
The NIU Department of Communication is preparing to raise the curtain on its popular Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival at the Jameson Auditorium, located inside the university’s newly renovated Cole Hall. Free and open to the public, the 11th annual festival will feature student-film screenings from 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, and...
Publicity image from “Maquilapolis: City of Factories”
NIU’s second annual Latino Film Festival returns March 27. Organizers will screen three films. First on the docket is the award-winning documentary “Maquilapolis: City of Factories,” which will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Room 121 of the Latino Center, 515 Garden Road. The Spanish-language film examines the struggle of two women to...
Laura Vaquez works with students in the editing suite.
When one door closes, another one opens. Laura Vazquez, an associate professor in the Department of Communication in the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was reminded of this adage when she received an email in February from a colleague. Ned Eckhardt, professor of radio, television and film at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.,...
Photo of a diverse group of college graduates
“Storming the Gates: The Struggle for Access to Higher Education in Illinois,” a powerful documentary which chronicles the ongoing history of blacks and Latinos in Illinois higher education, will screen at NIU. The screening begins at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, inside the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. The film features trailblazers...
NIU student Megan Maloney sits with plastic bags collected to weave sleeping mats for Chicago's homeless.
NIU and Kishwaukee College are teaming up and joining universities across the country to bring awareness to the growing homeless and hunger problems that are strangling families. Starting Monday, Nov. 14, both schools will take part in national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. A complete calendar of events is available online. During the week, students...
"Green Fire" logo
“Green Fire,” the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy, will screen at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, inside the Terwilliger Auditorium of Montgomery Hall. The documentary shares highlights from Leopold’s extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates...
Film poster for “Telling Amy’s Story”
“Telling Amy’s Story” is a film about Amy Homan-McGee, a 33-year-old mother of two and Verizon Wireless employee. Homan-McGee was killed by her husband in 2001 when she decided to leave him after suffering years of abuse. Created by Penn State Public Broadcasting and aired on public television stations nationwide, “Telling Amy’s Story” has been...
Film producer Kate Robinson (center) will visit NIU for a free sneak preview of her new PBS documentary, “Saving Philanthropy.”
The NIU Center for NGO Leadership and Development (NGOLD) is preparing to welcome film producer Kate Robinson to campus for a free sneak preview of her new PBS documentary, “Saving Philanthropy.” The screening will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden...
PeaceJam movie poster
NIU PeaceJam Scholars, Northern Illinois University’s chapter of international organization PeaceJam, will screen a documentary about five at-risk U.S. teenagers whose lives were transformed through working side-by-side with Novel Peace Prize laureates such as the Dalai Lama, Archibishop Desmond Tutu, Rigoberta Menchu Tum and Oscar Arias. The film will show from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m....
NIU’s Presidential Commission on Persons with Disabilities will sponsor a screening of “Tony: Lose All, Gain Everything” by Invisible Children. Invisible Children is a social, political, and global movement that uses the transformative power of story to change lives. The documentary tells a story about the hardships faced by children in the war in northern...
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