Mulitmedia Presentation of Mary/Maryam

Mary ScreeningPlease join us for a multimedia presentation and panel discussion of Mary/Maryam: A Bridge Between Two Faiths on Wednesday, April 15 in the ZSR Auditorium (Room 404) at 6:00 p.m.

Third year DFP student Kelly McKenna will share her journey to Indonesia where she explored the country’s cultural and religious diversity with a focus on Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the roles she may play as a bridge for interfaith dialogue. Kelly’s multimedia presentation will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring Islamic Professor Dr. Nelly van Doorn-Harder, University Chaplain Tim Auman and Imam Khalid Griggs.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Chaplain’s Office and Paul K. and Elizabeth Cook Richter Memorial Funds.

Screening and Honoring of Kartemquin Films

82d37a530dbc0a73d2cc64b104829530d510f18bThe Documentary Film Program and RiverRun International Film Festival present a free screening of THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. at WFU-Broyhill Auditorium, Farrel Hall.

From Kartemquin Films — makers of the acclaimed documentaries HOOP DREAMS and THE INTERRUPTERS — and Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel (THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND), THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI examines how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience.

Following the screening, Kartemquin Films will be presented with RiverRun’s Master of Cinema Award.  Scheduled to attend to speak about the company’s history and accept the award on behalf of Kartemquin are: Justine Nagan, Kartemquin’s Executive Director; Gordon Quinn, the company’s Founder and Artistic Director, and frequent Kartemquin collaborators Steve James and Peter Gilbert, a professor of practice with the DFP.

Screening of The Daily

DailySCR1Make plans to attend the screening of Jacob Carah’s thesis film The Daily. The film explores how changes in the journalism industry are impacting the staff of the Winston-Salem Journal. While the film deals with the hard truths facing those in the industry, it is also a celebration of daily news; sometimes sad, at times surprising, always real.

We will see you at The Garage, 110 W. 7th Street, on Thursday, February 20th.  The doors open at 7 p.m. and the screening starts at 8 p.m.

Artists of the Holocaust: A Collection of Short Films

Artists of the HolocaustPlease join us for a screening of Artists of the Holocaust: A Collection of Short Films on February 12 at 4:00 pm at MainStage Theatre in the Scales Fine Arts Center.

In collaboration with Yad Vashem Museum in Israel, DFP students and Wake Forest undergraduates produced short films on select artists of the Holocaust. These films tell the stories of men and women who created art under the most extraordinary and horrific circumstances, including those who were partisans and fought against the Nazis and others who were prisoners in concentration and slave-labor camps.

The screening is sponsored by The Humanities Institute at Wake Forest, The Documentary Film Program and IPLACe.   Continue reading

The Other Army Screening

The Other ArmyPlease join us for a screening of The Other Army, directed by 2013 MFA alum Sana Haq, on Monday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. at deTamble Auditorium in Tribble Hall. Over 5,000 members of the Pakistani army have died in combat and 40,000 civilians have died as a consequence of terrorism and the war against it since 2001. Yet this narrative seems to be altogether missing from our global collective consciousness. The Other Army explores Pakistan’s role in the war against terror and the affect it has had on Pakistanis, by sharing an account of their losses and their courage in fighting terrorism. The screening, hosted by the Department of Politics and International Affairs, will be followed by a Q&A and light refreshments.

Laramie Inside Out Screening

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In October 1998, Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die. The horror of this murder pushed Laramie into the media spotlight and sparked a nationwide debate about homophobia, gay-bashing and hate crimes.

Filmmaker Beverly Seckinger returns to her hometown to see how this event had affected the site of her own closeted adolescence. Along the way she meets “God-hates-fags” Westboro Baptist Church Reverend Fred Phelps, who condemns Shepard and all homosexuals to an eternal hell. But Seckinger meets many more—parents, teachers, clergy and students—telling their stories, speaking out and taking action.

The film will screen on Wednesday, October 9 at 7 p.m. in Annenberg Auditorium in Carswell Hall.  A Q&A with filmmaker Beverly Seckinger will follow the screening.

Living in the Overlap Screening

lplogoDFP faculty member Cindy Hill and former co-director Mary Dalton will present a “Sneak Preview” of their film Living in the Overlap on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Wake Forest University in Brendle Recital Hall.

Living in the Overlap tells the story of Lennie Gerber and Pearl Berlin who have been together for over 45 years and hope to get legally married in the state of North Carolina before their 50th anniversary. The film examines their relationship and their role in fighting Amendment One, a measure defining marriage between one man and one woman as the only domestic legal union recognized by the state.

A Q & A with Lennie and Pearl will follow the film.