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Meet The Patels

Meet The PatelsMeet the Patels by Ravi Patel ABOUT THE PROJECT: Indie Lens Pop-Up is a media project that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. The project, which features documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most - from newsworthy topics to family, relationships, …
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Chasing Trane

OCTOBER 2017 FEATURED FILM: Chasing Trane by John Scheinfeld About The Film Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times,Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary brings saxophone great John Coltrane to life, as a man and an artist. Written and directed by John Scheinfeld, Chasing Trane is the definitive look at the boundary-shattering musician whose …
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Real Boy

Real Boy by Shaleece Haas ABOUT THE FILM:  A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation — traveling …
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Dolores

MARCH 2018 FEATURED FILM SCREENING: DOLORES by PETER BRATT SUN, MARCH 25 @ 2:30PM The Carbondale Public Library 405 W. Main Street • Carbondale ABOUT THE FILM: With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's DOLORES tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with …
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Best of Enemies

Best of Enemies by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon ABOUT THE PROJECT: Indie Lens Pop-Up is a media project that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. The project, which features documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most - from newsworthy topics …
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Ted Talk Education

In September 2016, WSIU partnered with Southern Illinois University to present a screening of TED TALKS: Education Revolution and a community discussion featuring guest panelists Grant Miller, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Southern Illinois University and Courtney Rundel, Spanish Instructor at Carbondale New School. ABOUT THE FILM: TED TALKS: Education Revolution, hosted …
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Evolution of a Criminal

In November 2015, WSIU held a screening of the film Evolution of a Criminal. The screening was followed by a discussion panel featuringNajjar Abdul-Musawwir, Associate Professor, SIU School of Art & Design andChristopher Mullins, SIU Associate Professor, Criminology & Criminal Justice. ABOUT THE FILM Years ago, 16-year-old honor student Darius Clark Monroe was arrestedfor robbing …