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Documentary Screening

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 at 06:00 PM

FREE alumni event! Register here!

Please join us for a screening of the documentary film Crying Earth Rise Up with filmmaker and Columbia alumna Suree Towafighnia (MFA '06).

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Screening and Q+A
Dessert reception to follow
1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL (Film Row)

Crying Earth Rise Up is a documentary film by Suree Towfighnia (MFA '06) of Prairie Dust Films. The name of the film comes from an old belief of the Lakota that Mother Earth needs to be cared for through good stewardship of the land and its natural resources. The film is an intimate portrait of the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on sacred water. It tells a timely story of protecting land, water, and a way of life.

Towafighnia is an independent filmmaker and co-founder of Prairie Dust Films with Courtney Hermann.  As an educator, Suree teaches master classes and workshops on documentary directing, fundraising and shooting at Columbia College Chicago, EICTV in Cuba, Cinema Chicago and for non-profit groups. Since 2005, she has worked with the Center for Community Arts.

Admission to the screening is free - register today!

Co-sponsored by Cinema Art + Science and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and co-produced by Viva Doc.

location for CNN is located at the Time Warner Center

CAAN New York City Alumni Reception

Thursday, December 03, 2015 at 06:30 PM

Free Alumni Event! Register here!

Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
at CNN-New York

You are cordially invited to join Columbia College Chicago President and CEO, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, for an exclusive alumni reception at CNN-New York. The evening offers a unique opportunity to reconnect with friends and fellow alumni.

Attendees will enjoy beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres and a private tour of CNN-New York.

Your Alumni Host Committee:
Jeffrey Kinney (BA '87) CAAN National Board Member
Michael Wojcik (BA '96) CAAN National Board Member
Lynne Bredfeldt (BA '05)
Lauren Cameron (BA '10)
Rick Cohen (BA '07)
Daniel Gay (BA '13)
Tatiana Holifield (BA '05)
Dick Joseph (BA '14)
Allison Shuman (BA '14)

RSVP by November 23. Space is limited.

CNN at Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle (10th floor, Uptown Room)
New York, NY 10019
(Time Warner entrance is on 58th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues)

Due to building security, pre-registration is required.