Students’ Documentary to Be Featured in Nashville Film Festival
The Nashville Film Festival has announced Welcome Home Brother, directed by School of Journalism and Electronic Media seniors Isaac Fowler and Tim Morris, as an official selection in its short documentary category.
The festival is an Academy Award–qualifying competition and received more than 6,000 entries for 2018.
Fowler and Morris’s eight-minute film documents the experiences of three Vietnam veterans as they find their voice in East Tennessee through the help of the Bill Robinson Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association.
Welcome Home Brother is part of the Land Grant Films’ Defender of the Dream documentary. The project was produced in … Read more “Students’ Documentary to Be Featured in Nashville Film Festival”
Documentary about Burundian Family to Air on PBS Sunday
The documentary 7 Days in America, produced by UT’s Land Grant Films, will air on East Tennessee PBS at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8.
Students in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media produced the documentary, which follows a case worker from Bridge Refugee Services as she helps a Burundian family settling into life in East Tennessee.
“Learning about refugees and the resettlement process was a humbling experience,” said Nick Geidner, journalism professor and director of 7 Days in America. “It was amazing to hear the stories about struggles these families have overcome to get to America and … Read more “Documentary about Burundian Family to Air on PBS Sunday”