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  • Screen shot from the web site for the academy award-winning film, Down in Number 5, by SOC alumna Kim Spurlock

    Third Student Academy Award in Three Years for SOC

    Kim Spurlock, SOC/MA ’97, won a student Oscar, Narrative category, for her film, Down in Number 5.
    May 25, 2010

  • Martin Luther King Day of Service by Kyoko Takenaka

    Student's Visuals Speak Volumes

    "We live in a visual world where journalism is not only limited to print, and where creative advocacy is in high demand," says Kyoko Takenaka, who enters her junior year this fall.
    May 18, 2010

  • School of Communication alumnas Olha Onyshko and Sarah Farhat in front of their film from Three Stories of Galicia

    Young Alums Take Documentary to Cannes

    Olha Onyshko and Sarah Farhat have been working on Three Stories of Galicia, a documentary screening at Cannes Film Market this month, since their first semester at American University. 
    May 17, 2010

  • A sea lion approaches the camera during production on the IMAX film Under the Sea 3D.

    Cue the Animals

    The secrets of the wildlife film trade are revealed by filmmaker and professor Chris Palmer.
    May 3, 2010

  • Daniel Ellsberg came to American University to discuss his film 'Most Dangerous Man in America.'

    Ellsberg Tells Students to Put Conscience First

    When Daniel Ellsberg handed over secret documents that revealed decades of lies by the government about the Viet Nam War, he lost his career and many of his closest friends.
    April 21, 2010

  • Tate Donovan and an AU SOC student on the set of Claudia Myers' Below the Beltway.

    Professor's Feature Film Premieres at Festival

    Below the Beltway, the satiric comedy produced by SOC professor Claudia Myers, will make its world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival Friday April 23rd.
    April 21, 2010