Award-winning filmmaker coming to Lamar for documentary screening, seminar

Award-winning filmmaker coming to Lamar for documentary screening, seminar

The Lamar University Department of Communication and the Reaud Honors College along with Lamar's Beta Xi Chapter of Phi Deta Delta and the Office of Undergraduate Research will be co-sponsoring a three-day interdisciplinary seminar on Politics, Media, and Storytelling. The seminar offers a fresh eye on storytelling and news making through various media formats (film, journalism/photo-journalism, radio broadcast, online) and political insights from an international expert who has traveled to many war zones of the world. The award-winning film director and news correspondent Martin Gerner, a German-based author, will present his vision of independent storytelling at Lamar University.

The seminar will also include a panel discussion with the guest speaker, Mr. Martin Gerner, and screening of his award-winning film, "Generation Kunduz: The War of the Others."

WHAT: Interdisciplinary seminar on Politics, Media, and Storytelling by Martin Gerner, an award-winning German filmmaker, journalist and lecturer.

WHEN:  Thursday, Oct. 19, 9:30 - 10:55 a.m.

              Friday, Oct. 20, 10:20 - 11:15 a.m. and 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

              Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

WHERE: Mary and John Gray Library, 8th floor                             

WHAT: Panel Discussion featuring LU faculty (Dr. Elena Sandovici, Mr. Mahmoud Salimi, Dr. Kevin Dodson, and Dr. Awais Saleem) and Mr. Martin Gerner, Senior Editor and Correspondent with German Public Broadcasting

"Comparative Perspectives on Afghanistan: The Forgotten War"

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 19, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Mary and John Gray Library, 8th floor

WHAT: Film Screening: Generation Kunduz: The War of the Others, by Martin Gerner (Director and Writer)

The story of five young Afghans in Kunduz presents a look into the minds of a generation who lives in constant fear of Taliban attacks and the consequences of a foreign military's presence. A Q & A with the filmmaker will follow.

WHEN: Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: John Gray Center, Herman Iles Building, Price Auditorium

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