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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

  • Photo: Brigid Maher working on her film,

    Bridging the Gulf

    SOC professor Brigid Maher's documentary, "Veiled Voices," examines the challenges faced by Muslim women.
    August 2, 2010

  • SOC DC Film Office PATs workshop

    Workshop Certifies Students to Work on Movie Crews

    Junior Zach Drescher says he knew American University would prepare him for a job in the film industry. What he didn’t expect is that AU would provide him a chance to work on the D.C.-based production of Transformers 3 while still in school.
    July 19, 2010

  • Chelsea Powers, Arin Morse and Erica Sachs went to Costa Rica as part of the Discover the World of Communication Program.

    High School Students Discover D.C. and Costa Rica

    Six students interested in environmental filmmaking or photography got an opportunity to learn the craft and put theory into action in Costa Rica.
    July 13, 2010