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DocFest 2018: Create-Engage-Impact


Thurs (12/13) 6:30pm


  • This is a FREE event, open to the public

A screening of local community inspired non-fiction films produced by students in James Madison University’s School of Media Arts and Design. SMAD student filmmakers have worked on a series of short films that tell the stories of Harrisonburg High School students who participate in the Scholars' Latino Initiative program.

Longer documentaries were created that explore a diverse range of subjects and topics, including: a retired Army veteran's dedication to protecting neglected and abandoned animals; A sexual assault survivor's fight to change the institutional policies on her college campus; And how an advocate for food security uses dumpster diving as a way to highlight food waste, and food poverty in her community.

JMU Sponsors: School of Media Arts and Design, and School of Communication Studies.

Community Partners: Shenandoah Valley Scholars' Latino Initiative

Earlier Event: December 7
"Mid90s" (R)
Later Event: December 14
"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" (R)