Film

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As they prepare for careers as directors, writers and cinematographers in an industry that’s dominated by men, female filmmakers at Kent State University empower and support one another through the Female Filmmaker's Initiative (FFI). Assistant Professor Dana White, an award-winning independent filmmaker, created the student group because throughout her career, she has seen the importance of creating female-driven content and leadership opportunities in film. White teaches digital media production (DMP) in Kent State’s School of Media and Journalism. “As someone who has spent my whole li...

A student looks through artwork included in the GONE. exhibit

America has the highest prison population in the world.1 Today there are 2.2 million people in U.S. prisons or jails–a 500% increase over the last 40 years.1 One in nine people in prison is now serving a life sentence, nearly a third of whom are sentenced to life without parole. 1 People of color make up 37% of the U.S. population but 67% of the prison population. 1 6.1 million Americans are unable to vote due to state felony disenfranchisement policies. 1 One in every 50 children in the U.S. has a parent in prison. 1 More than 60% of women in state prisons have a child under t...

The School of Communication Studies (COMM) will offer a course called “Seminar: Vietnam: Messages from the Cultural Divide” during the Spring 2018 semester. COMM Associate Professor David Trebing, Ph.D., will teach the course for the third time, which will count as an upper division elective for communication students.  Trebing developed the course to examine various messages from both sides of the Vietnam War divide. The course will highlight verbal and non-verbal abstract symbols, music, film and art to cultivate a greater understanding of the history, people and persuasive messages o...

Kent State University Day at the Cleveland Film Festival (CIFF) is slated for April 6 at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland. Kent State is a sponsor of the festival and members of the Kent State community will receive $2 off any ticket to a film showing on that day. Kent State alumni, students, faculty and staff should use the code KSU to obtain the special discount. To see the films playing on Kent State Day at the Cleveland Film Festival, visit www.clevelandfilm.org/schedule/daily and select Wednesday, April 6. The annual Cleveland International Film Festival seeks to enrich the c...