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 2nd at 6 p.m. The screening will take place at Lee Hall Auditorium, 1601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida, in collaboration with the FAMU Department of Music.
The bi-annual Jschool Journals event will display documentaries that the Documentary & Film course students have produced.
FAMU Professor and Jschool Journal’s Director, Kenneth Jones, created an outlet where students can showcase their talents in a live event that is open to the community. The student productions consistently win top student filmmaking awards.
When asked about his feelings towards the event, Jones expressed how great this opportunity is for all students at the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication.
“I feel that 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.”
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 and tribulations 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 post playing in sports.
“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.
“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 to if we have a Tribe,” said filmmaker, Nigeria Robinson.
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 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
For more information and to stay up to date with all events presented by FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication please reach out to us at JschoolJournals06@gmail.com