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Film Screening: Making Documentary History

April 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Location:100 St. Patrick's Building
Cost:Free
Audience:Anyone

black and white poster with yellow text announcing the film screeningThe annual screening of narrative historical documentaries from students in Hist 4302 – Making Documentary History – is scheduled for Tuesday evening, April 02 at 7:00 pm in St. Pats, Room 100.

The students of Hist 4302 have a very exciting evening in the works — there’ll be documentaries about a shocking jet fighter crash in Orleans, more than 60 years ago; another about the Halifax explosion of 1917, and the yellow journalism that feasted on it; one about an heroic Ottawa doctor who reported on the appalling conditions he discovered in residential schools in Western Canada, a century ago; and finally, a documentary about the struggles of an Inuit poet and artist during his 50 years of being in Ottawa.

Over the years this class has developed a reputation for its qualitatively distinguished productions, including last year’s “Prosser: A Portrait of a Small Town” which was broadcast on the CBC.

A jury of eminent scholars –– David Dean, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Carleton Centre for Public History; Janne Cleveland, Co-ordinator of the Drama Studies Program; and James Wright, Professor Music –– will select one documentary to be awarded an Underhill prize.

There’ll be plenty of that curiously creative Carleton cheese to enjoy at the post-screening reception and celebration, sponsored by the Department.

Come for the movie magic, stay for the cheese and experience the excitement that “experiential learning” can generate.

More details, including how to register, can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/screening-making-documentary-history-tickets-59080263659?aff=ebdssbdestsearch