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  • The 11th Annual Human Rights Film Series features films on a broad spectrum of human rights issues, from international aid and poverty to terrorism.

    Three Great Fall Film Series at SOC

    Film is a powerful way to connect people and tackle important cultural and political issues. That's evident in the film series sponsored by SOC this semester.
    October 4, 2010

  • SOC graduate student Peter Kimball.

    Student Scores Stint with Daily Show’s D.C. Crew

    Grad student Peter Kimball credits SOC & a training seminar it hosted with helping him snag a two-week job on the crew of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
    September 16, 2010

  • SOC Aisha Chowdhry

    Student's Passion Drives Storytelling

    SOC MA journalism student Aisha Chowdhry has found her true calling. The Pakistani native recently finished a documentary that focuses on terrorism in Pakistan and how ordinary Pakistanis deal with it on a day-to-day basis.
    September 8, 2010

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    Class on the ‘60’s Includes Baby Boomer
    Film Festival

    The transformative influence of Baby Boomers is the focus of Lenny Steinhorn's course and a series of film screenings this fall in the Wechsler Theater.
    August 26, 2010

  • SOC Barry Levinson

    15 Emmy Nominations for Levinson, '67

    Barry Levinson's HBO film, You Don't Know Jack, about doctor-assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, has been nominated for an impressive 15 Emmy Awards.
    August 20, 2010

  • Center for Environmental Filmmaking Director and American University School of Communication faculty member Chris Palmer

    Professor, Students Take on Shark Week

    Says Palmer, “In a time when sharks face increased threat from shark finning, overfishing, and pollution, programs that depict them as vicious, man-eating killers only make it more difficult to convince the public of the need to protect them.” 
    August 4, 2010