By Asya Griffin
Tallahassee, Fla, – Nov 16th – The Florida A&M University School of Journalism & Graphic Communication will be hosting its bi-annual Jschool Journals screening on Friday, December 2 at 6 p.m. The screening will take place at Lee Hall Auditorium, 1601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida.
The bi-annual Jschool Journals event will display documentaries Documentary & Film course students have produced and music selections by students.
FAMU Professor and Jschool Journals Director Kenneth Jones created an outlet where students can show their talents in a live event that is open to the community. The student productions consistently win top student filmmaking awards.
“It’s a great opportunity to showcase in-person to the community and the FAMU community the excellent work of our public relations, journalism and graphic design students, as well as our music students,” said Jones, whose film “My Music” recently began airing on Amazon Prime.
Along with student musical performances, this semester’s screening will include documentaries that are intense, educational, and entertaining. The documentaries will range from topics such as “Tribe” and the support we receive through life’s journey to “Dementia Blur,” which looks at the balancing of life’s trials while taking care of a family member in need. The screening will also include, “The Art of Protest,” a documentary highlighting how protest has evolved over the years and in “Losing the Sport,” two producers and former athletes look at the mental challenges after a sports career ends.
“Being in Jschool Journals really is a special opportunity. Knowing that all the challenging work my partner and I put into our film will be noticed by others throughout the community is exciting because only a few documentaries are accepted to be in J-school Journals,” said filmmaker Malik Burgess, who collaborated with Kerrie Wetherspoon on “The Art of Protest.”
This free, public event will allow attendees the opportunity to take part in question-and-answer sessions with the producers immediately following each feature.
“Tribe focuses on a different aspect of people’s lives that is underappreciated. Our Tribe or support system does not always have people to whom we are related,” said filmmaker Nigeria Robinson, who worked alongside Briana Michel.
· Tribe By: Briana Michel & Nigeria Robinson
· Dementia Blur By: Gabrielle Hall & Malcom Harvey
· Losing the Sport By: Kya Cudjo & Khalyn Harris
· The Art of Protest By: Kerrie Wetherspoon & Malik Burgess